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(WPTV)   Man destroys yellow jacket nest with millions of bees. How he trained millions of bees to attack yellow jackets is a trade secret   (wptv.com) divider line 163
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2013-06-22 08:44:35 PM
This is how they handle Yellow Jackets in Georgia:

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2013-06-22 08:46:26 PM
Murderer.
 
msP
2013-06-22 08:46:29 PM
HAH. i see what you did there.
 
2013-06-22 08:47:58 PM
Wipe them out....all of them.

/yellowjackets are pure evil
 
2013-06-22 08:48:05 PM
ALERT: Five fun things to do this summer.

Also: Article was a farticle.
 
2013-06-22 08:48:27 PM
Bees???
 
2013-06-22 08:49:03 PM

suckerpunch: This is how they handle Yellow Jackets in Georgia:

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Ugh...only if it weren't true.
 
2013-06-22 08:50:15 PM
Subby, a yellow jacket is a description for a type of bee.
He didn't train bees to attack a yellow jacket.  It seems you meant to say he trained them to attack a yellow jacket NEST.

A yellow jacket is NOT the same as a yellow jacket NEST which is the object that was destroyed.
 
2013-06-22 08:52:23 PM

what_now: Bees???


My god.
 
2013-06-22 08:52:25 PM
The greentooths around here call them "meat bees".
 
2013-06-22 08:52:42 PM
"We cant tell you where it is or how he killed the nest." Ok...
 
2013-06-22 08:53:05 PM
Did he turn on a cell phone next to the nest?
 
2013-06-22 08:55:06 PM
Man. I'm disappointed. I wanted a story of a guy who trained millions of bees to kill the wasps. Instead we got an article confusing wasps and bees that's anti climatic. "He killed them. We can't tell you how nor where."
 
2013-06-22 08:56:01 PM
A yellow jacket is not a type of bee, it is a type of hornet. Yellow jackets kill bees easily. What this guy did was he likely sprayed the yellow jacket nest with a chemical he's using off-label hence the secrecy since when it comes to pesticides the label is the law.
 
2013-06-22 08:58:22 PM

ramblinwreck: suckerpunch: This is how they handle Yellow Jackets in Georgia:

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Ugh...only if it weren't true.



The nice thing about moving to Georgia, I don't piss anyone off over the local sports rivalries.  I can just sit back, chill, and hope an asteroid hits Clemson.
 
2013-06-22 08:58:43 PM
It's easy to have millions of trained bees.  The hard part is training the dogs to shoot the bees out of their mouths.
 
2013-06-22 08:58:44 PM
I remember finding a yellow jacket's nest that was a hole in the ground in a vacant lot when I was a kid. People used to dump junk in this lot, so there was an old roll of carpet nearby. probably between one and two feet in diameter. Just to mess with them, I drug it over the entrance to the nest and left it there. A few days later I had a look, and they had eaten a hole straight through the roll of carpet.
 
2013-06-22 08:59:04 PM

what_now: Bees???


Beads!
 
2013-06-22 08:59:15 PM
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YOU WERE SAYING?????
 
2013-06-22 08:59:19 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, a yellow jacket is a description for a type of bee.
He didn't train bees to attack a yellow jacket.  It seems you meant to say he trained them to attack a yellow jacket NEST.

A yellow jacket is NOT the same as a yellow jacket NEST which is the object that was destroyed.


Pretty sure they're wasps.  Bastard wasps.
 
2013-06-22 08:59:23 PM
Jonathan Simpkins is an insect, according to the article's first sentence.  That's how he was able to train them.
 
2013-06-22 09:01:02 PM
Don't touch your lips to it!

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2013-06-22 09:02:15 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm

Oh noes.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 09:02:57 PM
I spent 2 minutes watching the video, hoping to hear how he destroyed the nest with bees.

Then I realized how dumb I was.

Then I realized how much I wanna kick the headline writer in the face.
 
2013-06-22 09:03:03 PM
This explains why I've never heard of such a large nest here (from Wikipedia): Yellow jacket nests usually last for only one season, dying off in winter. The nest is started by a single queen, called the "foundress". Typically, a nest can reach the size of a basketball by the end of a season. In parts of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and southwestern coastal areas of the United States, the winters are mild enough to allow nest overwintering. Nests that survive multiple seasons become massive and often possess multiple egg-laying queens.[3][4]
 
2013-06-22 09:04:21 PM

Walker: Wipe them out....all of them.

/yellowjackets are pure evil


Yellow jackets and red wasps are at the top of the list for "terminate with extreme prejudice". Even things like black widows get relocated if I can do it safely.
 
2013-06-22 09:05:52 PM

Macinfarker: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x401]

Oh noes.


Blackie Lawless was not available for comment.
 
2013-06-22 09:06:24 PM
 
2013-06-22 09:08:43 PM

Z1P2: A yellow jacket is not a type of bee, it is a type of hornet. Yellow jackets kill bees easily. What this guy did was he likely sprayed the yellow jacket nest with a chemical he's using off-label hence the secrecy since when it comes to pesticides the label is the law.


This was my hunch as well. He wants publicity for his business, but doesn't want trouble with the feds.

/Holds Category 2,6,7d and 10 Restricted Use Pesticide Applicator cards
//About to expire, probably won't renew as they haven't been used in a few years
///Don't fark with the label restrictions, they'll fry your ass
 
2013-06-22 09:09:11 PM
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2013-06-22 09:09:11 PM
TFA: "Insect Jonathan Simpkins is from Tampa..."

Somebody has been reading Franz Kafka.
 
2013-06-22 09:12:53 PM
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/oblig
 
2013-06-22 09:13:12 PM

DarthBart: Even things like black widows get relocated if I can do it safely.


Glass and a piece of paper.  Although I usually kill black widows, because I'm just not crazy about having them around, spiders in general are cool with me.

Wasps as a whole can go to hell in a hurry, though, and yeah, I'm happy to send them on their way.

(Not wasps as in much of my extended family.)
 
2013-06-22 09:13:20 PM

Z1P2: What this guy did was he likely sprayed the yellow jacket nest with a chemical he's using off-label hence the secrecy since when it comes to pesticides the label is the law.


Either that, or he probably doesn't want his customers to know he just used dish soap.
 
2013-06-22 09:13:37 PM

Ecliptic: what_now: Bees???

Beads!


Ol' Bear! He likes the honey!
 
2013-06-22 09:15:10 PM
As a junior entomologist, I used to watch out for these:
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Bald-faced hornet

When the regular yellow jackets were getting a drink, these guys would sometimes come cruising over. Carefully choosing a target, they would pounce on a yellow jacket, often resulting in a pretty good fight, which the yellow jacket would lose (these things are about twice the size). I did once see a yellow jacket fight one to a draw by nearly tearing its attacker's leg off, but every other time the yellow jacket would get bitten just behind its head, and get carried away to feed the bald hornet's larvae.
 
2013-06-22 09:17:31 PM
Bees are cool.

Wasps can (and should) all die.

I do, in fact, see what you did there, subby.
 
2013-06-22 09:17:58 PM
RIP Yellow Jackets

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2013-06-22 09:18:12 PM

buzzcut73: Z1P2: A yellow jacket is not a type of bee, it is a type of hornet. Yellow jackets kill bees easily. What this guy did was he likely sprayed the yellow jacket nest with a chemical he's using off-label hence the secrecy since when it comes to pesticides the label is the law.

This was my hunch as well. He wants publicity for his business, but doesn't want trouble with the feds.

/Holds Category 2,6,7d and 10 Restricted Use Pesticide Applicator cards
//About to expire, probably won't renew as they haven't been used in a few years
///Don't fark with the label restrictions, they'll fry your ass


Naked Lunch?
 
2013-06-22 09:19:48 PM
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2013-06-22 09:20:49 PM
Carpenter Bees did some major damage to our rental house this year. We got up, shot them with bee spray, I laddered up to the second story where they were and patched in poisons, filled in with putty, everything. Nothing. It took a pro to come out and nuke them. In just a few days time, it looked like WWIII on this one particular piece of front trim on the house they went after.
 
2013-06-22 09:21:14 PM
Japanese honey bees have evolved a fascinating defense against Asian giant wasps. I'm very glad that we do not have these in the US. In another documentary I watched about them, the entomologist said that he was stung by one when he was a boy. He said it felt like a white hot nail being driven into his leg.
 
2013-06-22 09:22:05 PM

ROFLSAUCE: "We cant tell you where it is or how he killed the nest." Ok...


OK, wait, did he kill the bees or did he kill the nest?

(Also, wasp nests totally creep me out)
 
2013-06-22 09:22:37 PM
Giant Asian Hornets are teh hotness.
 
2013-06-22 09:25:15 PM

Flying Code Monkey: Bees are cool.

Wasps can (and should) all die.

I do, in fact, see what you did there, subby.


cool fact:  Wasps are related to ants.
 
2013-06-22 09:25:36 PM

Repo Man: Japanese honey bees have evolved a fascinating defense against Asian giant wasps. I'm very glad that we do not have these in the US. In another documentary I watched about them, the entomologist said that he was stung by one when he was a boy. He said it felt like a white hot nail being driven into his leg.


Actually I have seen the giant asian hornets in US.
 
2013-06-22 09:25:43 PM
Tis the season for beefighting. Yellowjackets aren't quite as scary as carpenter bees in my area. Those fuzzy bastards can kiss my ass. I'm sure he dumped some chemical on the yellowjackets- not creative, but effective.
 
2013-06-22 09:29:01 PM

Acharne: Man. I'm disappointed. I wanted a story of a guy who trained millions of bees to kill the wasps. Instead we got an article confusing wasps and bees that's anti climatic. "He killed them. We can't tell you how nor where."


I was hoping for the same thing and although thats not what happened, there are videos on youtube of people who do kill bees with bees. Ive seen a video where this guy releases like 30 killer bees on a hive of thousands of yellow jackets and the 100 bees completely dominates the hive, just cutting the smaller bees in half. In fact... heres the video....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ1eAM8CChc">https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=EZ1eAM8CChc
 
2013-06-22 09:31:23 PM

DarthBart: Walker: Wipe them out....all of them.

/yellowjackets are pure evil

Yellow jackets and red wasps are at the top of the list for "terminate with extreme prejudice". Even things like black widows get relocated if I can do it safely.


The Western Yellow Jacket, common here, is quite docile. I've accidentally sat for an hour on a stump with a nest in it and was never stung. I wondered why there were so many crawling on me (a couple at a time), but as I said they are very calm. I have a nest in my vegetable garden, they are a pollinator.
 
2013-06-22 09:36:16 PM

Oldiron_79: Repo Man: Japanese honey bees have evolved a fascinating defense against Asian giant wasps. I'm very glad that we do not have these in the US. In another documentary I watched about them, the entomologist said that he was stung by one when he was a boy. He said it felt like a white hot nail being driven into his leg.

Actually I have seen the giant asian hornets in US.




I hope you are mistaken, because they would be a nasty exotic species to have here in the US. But if true, it would be an old story too often repeated.
 
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