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(The Scottish Sun)   "Some were flying around but there was just a massive ball of bees in the trampoline"   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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6 days ago  
14 votes:
Lucky beekeeper got a couple hunnert bucks worth of beeeeees
 
6 days ago  
6 votes:
A hive swarm is freaky and awesome at the same time. And the bees are not that aggressive since they're not defending a hive.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
3 votes:

ManifestDestiny: Holy crap, that trampoline! Tetanus much?


Tetanus isn't from rust.

https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/did​-​you-know/rust-doesnt-cause-tetanus
 
6 days ago  
3 votes:

ManifestDestiny: Holy crap, that trampoline! Tetanus much?


My thought, too. That thing is not safely operational, regardless of the bees.

That beeing said, swarming bees like that can bee pretty nasty (sorry). My son and I keep a big hive in our backyard, and they don't bother anyone much. I like to get high and sit in a chair a few feet from the entrance and watch them come and go. It's quite calming.

Of course, when you get in there to inspect, or take honey, them ladies can get a bit vicious. Especially when it's hot. We wear protective gear, and rarely get stung, but the sound of thousands of bees flying around my head haunts my dreams.
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:

ManifestDestiny: Smackledorfer: ManifestDestiny: Holy crap, that trampoline! Tetanus much?

Tetanus isn't from rust.

https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/did-​you-know/rust-doesnt-cause-tetanus

I'm fully aware that tetanus isn't caused by iron oxide.

However, as even the link you posted states...the conditions that promote rusting also support the tetanus bacteria. And exposed trampoline springs with that amount of rust are a hazard in terms of scratches, pinches, and cuts.


A little over a month ago I made a finger about 5/16th or so shorter with a jointer.  I realized I couldn't remember the last time I had a tetanus vaccine so I actually adulted and went and got one.  Got a shingles vaccine (shot 1, #2 to come) while i was there.

Gotta say, I was almost surprised at what a pain in the ass it was to find a place to get one in these Covid time.  I don't have a dedicated PCP so I called several Doc in a Box joints and most said they wouldn't prescribe a tetanus shot unless they treated me for my already treated finger (I can bandage a wound ferchissake), and when I said "OK, when can I come in" they all referred me to somewhere else.  They all started with "We can't give you one unless it's an emergency."  "Look, I told you a cut the tip of my finger off, does that qualify?"  Amazing.
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:

Smackledorfer: what the cat dragged in: A hive swarm is freaky and awesome at the same time. And the bees are not that aggressive since they're not defending a hive.

Had one follow my pontoon for miles one day. Completely passive, you could brush them off you like dust.

Definitely freaky and cool.


I'm almost there. I can't quite handle them landing on me yet. Best I can do is walk through a cloud of ten of 'em in my oregano or the dozen or so drinking from the fountain. Once I pop goosebumps though, I gotta scoot or I won't be able to think coherently.

/in truth it's the sound that short-circuits my brain, but the trigger is there regardless
//exposure, exposure, exposure
 
6 days ago  
2 votes:
Holy crap, that trampoline! Tetanus much?
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
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6 days ago  
1 vote:

Monkey: the sound of thousands of bees flying around my head haunts my dreams.


I have that same trauma after watching the 2010 World Cup.

Vuvuzela sound at Cape Town Stadium- world cup 2010
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6 days ago  
1 vote:

ManifestDestiny: Smackledorfer: ManifestDestiny: Holy crap, that trampoline! Tetanus much?

Tetanus isn't from rust.

https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/did-​you-know/rust-doesnt-cause-tetanus

I'm fully aware that tetanus isn't caused by iron oxide.

However, as even the link you posted states...the conditions that promote rusting also support the tetanus bacteria. And exposed trampoline springs with that amount of rust are a hazard in terms of scratches, pinches, and cuts.


The conditions in the soil that lead to rusting are the conditions in the soil that leads to tetanus. The springs aren't in soil, so whether or not they are rusty has nothing to do with tetanus.

But whatevs, it's stupid to have a hazardously rotting trambampoline in the yard for a variety of reasons.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

ababyatemydingo: Massive ball of bees on the trampoline is what my neighbor calls bringing a couple of vibrators into bed with her.


Heheh, I know that chick.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
1 vote:
Dibs on Bees in the Trampoline for a band name.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

NotThatGuyAgain: I can't remember the correct term, but those bees were just resting while they 'migrated' to a new nest.  Give it a day or two and they'll be on their way.

It's kind of like when I lived in Florida and people saw..gasp..a LIVE GATOR IN THEIR YARD!!1!!!  Give it a couple hours, maybe a day, and the gator will move on all on its own.


It's called swarming. And it seems like they found a nest, a beekeeper came in and nabbed em.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
1 vote:
I can't remember the correct term, but those bees were just resting while they 'migrated' to a new nest.  Give it a day or two and they'll be on their way.

It's kind of like when I lived in Florida and people saw..gasp..a LIVE GATOR IN THEIR YARD!!1!!!  Give it a couple hours, maybe a day, and the gator will move on all on its own.
 
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