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(Some Guy)   Don't you just hate it when your neighbours start using their bees as weapons?   (kentlive.news) divider line
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2021-06-05 3:35:09 AM  
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2021-06-05 3:36:17 AM  
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2021-06-05 3:42:04 AM  
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2021-06-05 5:39:20 AM  
Start leaving blue M&M's scattered around your property.
 
2021-06-05 6:01:26 AM  
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2021-06-05 7:24:29 AM  
gar poison is what my grandfather used back in the day. Corn syrup and arsenic , I believe
 
2021-06-05 7:40:02 AM  
As someone who both loves what bees do but avoids flying, stinging things, I'm torn.  In all reality, nobody should be sticking a hive next to a place where humans are or could be doing gardening/lawncare.  It's just farking stupid, inconsiderate, and possibly dangerous, much like bringing wild dogs into your backyard and inadequately protecting against their escape and attacking the neighbors.  Even the bees would probably decide against living there when initially scouting possible locations for a new nest--too much commotion to be a safe place to raise young.

That said, hymenoptera can be bribed; they aren't as stupid as humans think they are.  At least with wasps, jelly or sugar water on a regular basis will eventually associate you with super-tasty treats rather than being a neutral animal or a threat, at which point they might seek you out and beg you for food when you don't want them to, but will be far less likely to sting, if at all, due to minor misunderstandings.
 
2021-06-05 7:53:36 AM  
boo

/bees
 
2021-06-05 7:57:46 AM  
Their buzz is a honey obsession.
Stop! Using bees as a weapon.
 
2021-06-05 8:05:04 AM  

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Dude, stop hogging all the bee-attack memes.
 
2021-06-05 8:06:25 AM  
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MY BEES!!!!
 
2021-06-05 8:06:45 AM  
I wonder what the other side of this story is.  There is a suggestion that this is entitled Boomers pissed off at Gen-Xers.
 
2021-06-05 8:11:32 AM  

Laobaojun: I wonder what the other side of this story is.  There is a suggestion that this is entitled Boomers pissed off at Gen-Xers.


I give it even odds that this guy can't tell the difference between his neighbor's honeybees that just want to go about their business in peace and a subterranean nest of murderous asshole yellow jackets on his own property. What he's describing definitely sounds like yellow jacket behavior.
 
2021-06-05 8:13:52 AM  
Shouldn't everyone keep bees to protect their Swiss Family treehouse from attack by pirates?
 
2021-06-05 8:14:29 AM  
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2021-06-05 8:15:23 AM  
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2021-06-05 8:33:57 AM  
Honey bees don't work that way.
 
2021-06-05 8:34:19 AM  
I wish I could train my bees to attack my stupid Okie (I know - that's redundant) neighbor's Rottweilers.

We can't go into our backyard without those monsters barking and snarling all along the fence.
 
2021-06-05 8:37:48 AM  
Isn't that why people start raising bees?
 
2021-06-05 8:39:33 AM  

dryknife: I wish I could train my bees to attack my stupid Okie (I know - that's redundant) neighbor's Rottweilers.

We can't go into our backyard without those monsters barking and snarling all along the fence.


This sounds like Israel and Palestine
 
2021-06-05 8:42:16 AM  

tdyak: Isn't that why people start raising bees?


Some raise bees to wreak havoc in the neighborhood, sure. But most simply skip that step of escalation and go straight to raising children as weapons
 
2021-06-05 8:48:08 AM  
I missed the whole 'like a weapon' thing from the article. sounds just like the neighbors have bees, and those bees are probably not really interested in you
 
2021-06-05 8:54:38 AM  
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2021-06-05 9:05:25 AM  
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2021-06-05 9:05:31 AM  

dryknife: I wish I could train my bees to attack my stupid Okie (I know - that's redundant) neighbor's Rottweilers.

We can't go into our backyard without those monsters barking and snarling all along the fence.


You know what you did. They do too.
 
2021-06-05 9:10:30 AM  

peachpicker: Laobaojun: I wonder what the other side of this story is.  There is a suggestion that this is entitled Boomers pissed off at Gen-Xers.

I give it even odds that this guy can't tell the difference between his neighbor's honeybees that just want to go about their business in peace and a subterranean nest of murderous asshole yellow jackets on his own property. What he's describing definitely sounds like yellow jacket behavior.


Yeah. There's no shortage of bees in gardens and they're definitely a don't fark with me and I won't fark with you kind of critter.

I think he's just plain full of shiat, which is why the city is ignoring him.
 
2021-06-05 9:12:16 AM  
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Haters gonna hate
 
2021-06-05 9:14:59 AM  

Bertuccio: peachpicker: Laobaojun: I wonder what the other side of this story is.  There is a suggestion that this is entitled Boomers pissed off at Gen-Xers.

I give it even odds that this guy can't tell the difference between his neighbor's honeybees that just want to go about their business in peace and a subterranean nest of murderous asshole yellow jackets on his own property. What he's describing definitely sounds like yellow jacket behavior.

Yeah. There's no shortage of bees in gardens and they're definitely a don't fark with me and I won't fark with you kind of critter.

I think he's just plain full of shiat, which is why the city is ignoring him.


Read the article it's what they are saying.  Couple rescues bees they had one swarm and they apologized and moved it.  They've already rehomed most of the bees as it is.  The boomers in the article are entitled coonts
 
2021-06-05 9:19:02 AM  
My insects are you with me, where you at?
In the front yard, in the back, killa bees on attack
My insects are you with me, where you at?
Stinging boomers, hitting back, on the block with asshats
 
2021-06-05 9:22:15 AM  

foo monkey: Honey bees don't work that way.


Yes it is.

When out and about they are mellow. When in close proximity to their hive they will defend it with all of their ability.
 
2021-06-05 9:31:03 AM  
You all are slacking!

BEES!!!
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2021-06-05 9:32:56 AM  

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Dude, stop hogging all the bee-attack memes.


Stop beeing jealous.
 
2021-06-05 9:38:11 AM  
One trick, which also worked for me, is to put a high barrier (bush, lattice, etc.) In front of the hive entrance. I think within a few feet is fine. Bees leave the hive and have to fly up before looking for pollen, water, nectar, etc. Interestingly, when they return to the hive they pick a high path on the way back. So, coming and going they will be overhead for the nearby part of their trip.
Of course my hives are at the bottom of my property; so they may start out overhead below, but are at face level farther up the driveway... Also article reminds me I need to build a bee vacuum. (A regular shop vac, wide hose for low velocity to reduce injury, and a big chamber, with a screen to collect bees. Hose fittings with valves to seal them in so you can put them in a new hive body.)
 
2021-06-05 9:45:12 AM  
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2021-06-05 10:05:26 AM  
52 B's mmmm,
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2021-06-05 10:09:38 AM  
He needs the official guide.

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2021-06-05 10:10:39 AM  
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2021-06-05 10:13:09 AM  

mikaloyd: dryknife: I wish I could train my bees to attack my stupid Okie (I know - that's redundant) neighbor's Rottweilers.

We can't go into our backyard without those monsters barking and snarling all along the fence.

This sounds like Israel and Palestine


If only it were that simple.
 
2021-06-05 10:30:14 AM  

foxtail: foo monkey: Honey bees don't work that way.

Yes it is.

When out and about they are mellow. When in close proximity to their hive they will defend it with all of their ability.


On top of that, now and again you'll have an aggressive queen that'll affect the entire hive. At least according to a beekeeper youtuber who did a video on how he tried to rehabilitate the hive by replacing the queen. It didn't work, he wound up having to euthanize the hive (with soapy water, just saying.) All the bees from that hive were gunning for him as hard as they could while he was in sight. The other hives were entirely docile.

/   Dude in this story put the hive right up against the fence, FFS.
 
2021-06-05 10:41:02 AM  

peachpicker: I give it even odds that this guy can't tell the difference between his neighbor's honeybees that just want to go about their business in peace and a subterranean nest of murderous asshole yellow jackets on his own property. What he's describing definitely sounds like yellow jacket behavior.
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This.    Especially in June, there's no way a honeybee will attack you unless you're opening their nest.   I used to stand under the trees in my grandparent's orchard and have honeybees flying all around me heading to the blossoms.    If I put my hand up they'd just fly around it - never a sting, but lots of amazing buzzing sounds.

*However, it did freak out our childhood dog - she wouldn't go near buzzing trees.
 
2021-06-05 10:54:27 AM  
We didn't have many bees this spring. Our apple trees had good blossoms but have very few apples now, like 3 per tree. When I looked at the blossoms, there were a few flies and sweat bees, but I only saw one honey bee. I'm worried about the bees around here.
 
2021-06-05 11:19:52 AM  
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2021-06-05 11:33:14 AM  
It could be worse. This poor fellow was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees!
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2021-06-05 12:02:57 PM  
It's crappy that the hives are situated right next to the common fence. Generally they should be set back some, and near bushes or trees to give the bees a flight path away from people.

Also, if they're using Buckfast bees (developed in England for their resistance to varroa mites), they're a bit more dive-bomb and sting aggressive than Italians. Like any bees they don't care for power tools near the hive, either.

So, yeah, I'd be unhappy if I were their neighbor. And I like bees and used to keep them.
 
2021-06-05 12:06:07 PM  
From the article and pictures, it does appear that the Heyward-Pontes have their hives right against the fence between them and the Chandler's, which is not very neighborly. The other bee picture does appear to be either bees swarming or possibly a maiden orientation flight of newly hatched bees. Or just a typically busy hive.

I got stung rather badly a few weeks ago by being a cheapskate and not having proper long beekeeper's gloves while I tried to capture a swarm of my bees. Normally while swarming, bees are the their least aggressive state, but I had large gaps between my gloves and sleeves, so at least several dropped right down onto both of my exposed wrists and stung the piss out me as I was reaching up and knocking the swarm into a container.

It does sound like the beekeeping couple is intending to move some hives to the countryside, which along with moving the hives they keep, away from any adjoining fences, should solve the dispute. Or, the Chandlers could go next door, slap the Heyward-Pontes with a glove and say, "Of course you know - this means war!"

My bees swarmed 5 times this spring, but stayed within my backyard (as far as I know). I sold 2 swarms due to not having any empty hives.
 
2021-06-05 12:12:11 PM  
A swarm of bees is buzzing down the highway.
Where do they stop to pee? At the BP station.
Except for one, who insists on using the Esso station.
Proving once again that in every group there's always an Esso bee.
 
2021-06-05 12:17:27 PM  

KarmicDisaster: We didn't have many bees this spring. Our apple trees had good blossoms but have very few apples now, like 3 per tree. When I looked at the blossoms, there were a few flies and sweat bees, but I only saw one honey bee. I'm worried about the bees around here.
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You have good reason to be worried.   If you can't establish local honeybees, I would suggest putting out 'bee boxes' (see link) for the varieties of 'blue orchard bees' that might be in your area.  Good Luck.
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2021-06-05 12:44:49 PM  

nanim: KarmicDisaster: We didn't have many bees this spring. Our apple trees had good blossoms but have very few apples now, like 3 per tree. When I looked at the blossoms, there were a few flies and sweat bees, but I only saw one honey bee. I'm worried about the bees around here.
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You have good reason to be worried.   If you can't establish local honeybees, I would suggest putting out 'bee boxes' (see link) for the varieties of 'blue orchard bees' that might be in your area.  Good Luck.
Osmia lignaria - Wikipedia


Yeah. We had a nice hive of honeybees in some decorative stones last year, and I left them alone and they left me alone. Then later in the Summer the hive was attacked by yellowjackets who eventually won and presumably ate all the honey over a couple of weeks. I tried to help the bees by setting out traps with sugar water in bottles, but it captured very few yellowjackets.  Now that is empty.
 
2021-06-05 1:00:06 PM  
Is their neighbor Candyman?
 
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