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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 24
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2013-06-22 08:56:01 PM
4 votes:
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 09:46:12 PM
3 votes:
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2013-06-22 08:47:58 PM
3 votes:
Wipe them out....all of them.

/yellowjackets are pure evil
2013-06-22 11:29:57 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Is his trade secret gasoline?  I bet it's gasoline.


If it is, he missed the critical second part of the extermination.

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Though admittedly that nest would be a pretty neat display at his place of business.
2013-06-22 10:17:40 PM
1 votes:
Bees are fine. Most wasps I'm cool with. Yellowjackets are basically tiny Nazis as far as I'm concerned.
2013-06-22 09:57:51 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Is his trade secret gasoline?  I bet it's gasoline.


In the video it sounds like his secret is Meth.
2013-06-22 09:54:49 PM
1 votes:
Is his trade secret gasoline?  I bet it's gasoline.
2013-06-22 09:46:39 PM
1 votes:
Yellow Jackets are naturally, aggressively attracted to me.

When I was a kid, I was outside playing while my dad was mowing the lawn.  He hit a nest of yellow jackets.  Not a single one stung him, but many, many of them flew to the other side of the yard, where I was, and stung me.  I can be sitting in a bench, minding my own business, and BAM!  One of those bastards will land on me and sting me.  I can be out in the woods, hiking down a trail with 8 other people, no bugs in sight, and BAM! one of those bastards will chase me (and only me).  One time, I was in a friend's sunroom, reached into my pocket for my keys and phone and BAM! a farking Yellow Jacket had climbed down into my pocket and stung me.

So, I got a lot of satisfaction out of seeing a pile of those farkers laying dead on the ground in that video.
2013-06-22 09:39:34 PM
1 votes:
Good.  Bees rule. Yellow jackets suck. So do hornets and wasps.  F*ck the lot of 'em.
2013-06-22 09:29:01 PM
1 votes:

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 09:21:14 PM
1 votes:
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 09:17:31 PM
1 votes:
Bees are cool.

Wasps can (and should) all die.

I do, in fact, see what you did there, subby.
2013-06-22 09:15:10 PM
1 votes:
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 09:09:11 PM
1 votes:
TFA: "Insect Jonathan Simpkins is from Tampa..."

Somebody has been reading Franz Kafka.
2013-06-22 09:08:43 PM
1 votes:

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 09:04:21 PM
1 votes:

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.
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 09:02:57 PM
1 votes:
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 08:59:23 PM
1 votes:
Jonathan Simpkins is an insect, according to the article's first sentence.  That's how he was able to train them.
2013-06-22 08:59:15 PM
1 votes:
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YOU WERE SAYING?????
2013-06-22 08:55:06 PM
1 votes:
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 08:53:05 PM
1 votes:
Did he turn on a cell phone next to the nest?
2013-06-22 08:52:42 PM
1 votes:
"We cant tell you where it is or how he killed the nest." Ok...
2013-06-22 08:52:25 PM
1 votes:
The greentooths around here call them "meat bees".
msP [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 08:46:29 PM
1 votes:
HAH. i see what you did there.
 
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