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Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595143
08/15/19 08:28 AM
08/15/19 08:28 AM
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Seems I may have spoke too soon the other day when I said what a lucky man you are. Hope you're good as new soon, Zim.

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595152
08/15/19 08:38 AM
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Heal up Zim....I have not been in those shoes....yet...and doesn’t sound like fun eithah.


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595172
08/15/19 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Zim
Well there was a post on here a little while back concerning ground bee's, yellow jackets if you will.
I still get out on the ground as a land surveyor every chance I get and today was no different.
Was hacking just a little bit with a machete off the corner of a corn field to set a property corner when suddenly
things got exiting. I got stung about 30 times in the time it takes to type this. I never was a track star but between
bee's, cattle and irate property owners I have been known to set some land speed records.
Had to come home and rest after that today, dam near made me go to a hospital.
I have a plan for them guys very early tomorrow morning, although it will be 26 miles out of my way to work...…
It involves a pint of 90 octane gas , a match and raucous laughter.

Zim


I imagine it went something like this:

[Linked Image]


I'm just happy to be here! Today I'm as young as I'll ever be and and older than I've ever been before!
Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595178
08/15/19 09:30 AM
08/15/19 09:30 AM
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La Crosse, WI
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Had a nest them little buggers here in back yard last summer. Didn't get me but got the dog couple times one day. I went out early morning stuck a piece one inch conduit down the hole followed by liberal dose premithrin..Still had to dig them out hit again. But I managed to not even get nicked once.
I have battled them sucker several times in my life. First couple times when was kid I lost big time.

Mac


"Never Forget Which Way Is Up"

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Macthediver] #6595184
08/15/19 09:45 AM
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When I was a kid about 13-14 years old, I was coon hunting with an older guy (who owned the dogs) and a friend of mine. The dog trees a coon in a big hemlock that had a big brush pile around its base. The dog owner was in his late 70’s and had a hip in need of replacement but it was 1981 and they did not do many hip replacements in those days. He could hardly walk. Anyway, while looking up to try and find the coon, I was stung in the eyelid. All heck broke loose shortly thereafter and we were all sting a lot. I had 26 stings to my face and neck. My friend and I ran away at first but had to go back to get the old guy and the dogs, who did not want to leave that coon. It was a bad night!


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Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595200
08/15/19 10:26 AM
08/15/19 10:26 AM
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Take care, Zim. If you need to go to clinic for extra help, do so.

Some people, after taking many hits , become hyper allergic and one more hit can put them in dire straights.

Trapstickman running in the swarm is one of my favourites that brings a smile to me, and shivers all at the same time !

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: bobsheedy] #6595218
08/15/19 10:59 AM
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That's a lot of stings Zim. I've never been hit that many times at once, maybe a dozen or so at most. I think rhat many would have made me take the rest of the day off too. grin

Originally Posted by bobsheedy
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Match not needed. Let that fuel soak in...


At night, put the gas/diesel fuel on a rag and put it in/over the hole. It will get them all.


I go back at night and dump some gas down the hole. After a minute or two I light it. You get a nice six-inch flame that lasts sometimes more than ten minutes. It is very satisfying to sit there nursing my wounds while I imagine the death and destruction happening below.


Eh...wot?

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595244
08/15/19 11:52 AM
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Sevin is your friend when dealing with those nasty things. Dump a mound of it at night on their entrance and they will track it back in to the queen. Wipes em all out within 2 days. Dumped a dirt bike on the entrance of a nest once. That was interesting to get drug off so could vacate the area.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








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Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595245
08/15/19 11:55 AM
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That is a lot of bee stings at once. As bad as it's been, it could have been worse. The darned things can kill a feller. Just thinking, as we age things work differently too.

Hope you're feeling better. Never know, maybe a skunk will dig them out before you get a chance to snuff them out.

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595249
08/15/19 12:06 PM
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Found a nest in my yard last year that a critter had partially dug up. Used the hole it had made and dropped in a can of the foaming wasp spray, stepped back a good ways and hit it w the shotgun...very effective!

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595255
08/15/19 12:19 PM
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Open KO's on electrical enclosures is one of my biggest pet peeves. I learned the hard way to check for unused KO's before I pull the cover off of a box that is outside. Especially this time of year.

If you're on a ladder you can't get down fast enough. Trust me.

Mike


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Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Mike in A-town] #6595307
08/15/19 02:00 PM
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Ah thanks, Doug, aka Trapstick man, that is pretty much what it looked like except no coonskin hat in the 80 degree weather and carrying a gps receiver which costs 30K.
The gps was nearly left behind in the flight.

lol, Zim

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Nessmuck] #6595309
08/15/19 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by Zim
Well I'll tell ya, a 64 year old man can still run a pretty quick 40, and I mean 40 acres when he steps on a yellow jacket nest.


Zim


I would have paid good money .....to see that !


If'n Tom Brady had thrown me a football, it would have been untouched, all the way to the end zone.

Zim

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Bob_Iowa] #6595391
08/15/19 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob_Iowa
They’re nasty, where I work they had two nest, we tried cobalt straight down the hole didnt kill them finally had to take brake cleaner to them. The match that was dropped down the hole afterwards may have helped. grin

Cobalt?? Do you mean Borax? That would take waaaay too long.


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Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Sharon] #6595404
08/15/19 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharon
Take care, Zim. If you need to go to clinic for extra help, do so.

Some people, after taking many hits , become hyper allergic and one more hit can put them in dire straights.

Trapstickman running in the swarm is one of my favourites that brings a smile to me, and shivers all at the same time !


Thanks for the thoughts Sharon, every time I go to the hospital they express concern over high blood pressure, my age and general condition.
Next question is... do you have good insurance.....then it is off for a battery of tests not related to what I came in for in the first place.
As long as I can put two feet on the floor within a reasonable amount of time you will not see this old boy at a hospital.
Hey, speaking of Dire Straights, that is one off my favorite bands. Money for Nothin and yer Chicks for Free. Heavy Fuel is a great song too but you don't hear it on the radio much.

Zim

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595409
08/15/19 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Zim
Well there was a post on here a little while back concerning ground bee's, yellow jackets if you will.
I still get out on the ground as a land surveyor every chance I get and today was no different.
Was hacking just a little bit with a machete off the corner of a corn field to set a property corner when suddenly
things got exiting. I got stung about 30 times in the time it takes to type this. I never was a track star but between
bee's, cattle and irate property owners I have been known to set some land speed records.
Had to come home and rest after that today, dam near made me go to a hospital.
I have a plan for them guys very early tomorrow morning, although it will be 26 miles out of my way to work...…
It involves a pint of 90 octane gas , a match and raucous laughter.

Zim

Use a gallon. Don't be cheap! (don't forget the road flare)


jim
Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595425
08/15/19 06:31 PM
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Dang, that's a lot of times to get stung. Sounds like you need Patrice to make a special meal!!


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Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595427
08/15/19 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Zim
Originally Posted by Sharon
Take care, Zim. If you need to go to clinic for extra help, do so.

Some people, after taking many hits , become hyper allergic and one more hit can put them in dire straights.

Trapstickman running in the swarm is one of my favourites that brings a smile to me, and shivers all at the same time !


Thanks for the thoughts Sharon, every time I go to the hospital they express concern over high blood pressure, my age and general condition.
Next question is... do you have good insurance.....then it is off for a battery of tests not related to what I came in for in the first place.
As long as I can put two feet on the floor within a reasonable amount of time you will not see this old boy at a hospital.
Hey, speaking of Dire Straights, that is one off my favorite bands. Money for Nothin and yer Chicks for Free. Heavy Fuel is a great song too but you don't hear it on the radio much.

Zim






grin I have heard of the band and so did you, on the run ! Well ya better know when to go when you need to. You don't want Chickie AND myself on the warpath after you out of concern laugh Besides , a turn in ER gets you the fun of poppin wheelies in a wheel chair speeding to the exit door grin

RUN FORREST, RUN !!!!

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Sharon] #6595455
08/15/19 07:26 PM
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Ah Sharon, you and Patrice on the warpath at the same time and I will wave the white flag.
You take care girl.

Zim

Re: Bee's sob"s [Re: Zim] #6595471
08/15/19 07:52 PM
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No big bob its cobalt insecticide, it’s a mix of lorsban and warrior insecticides.

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