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Rosiemeadow - July 17, 2010 02:53 AM (GMT)
Ok, now I'm :angry: I got stung twice today, I am now sick, sicky I don't usually get any reaction from bee stings, but this time it hit me good! Cryerbaby I hated to do it, but they got sprayed. I'm tired of these stinking things, I can't do any work around the pond anymore. :angry: :angry:
Sorry, I just had to vent.

Broxandval - July 17, 2010 09:57 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Rosiemeadow @ Jul 17 2010, 02:53 AM)
Ok, now I'm :angry: I got stung twice today, I am now sick, sicky I don't usually get any reaction from bee stings, but this time it hit me good! Cryerbaby I hated to do it, but they got sprayed. I'm tired of these stinking things, I can't do any work around the pond anymore. :angry: :angry:
Sorry, I just had to vent.

Oh Rosiemeadow you poor thing how on earth did you manage to do that ?
Bee's are peaceful creatures who only sting when provoked you didn't try swotting at them per chance did you ??? :unsure:
rgds
broxandval Fishiedude Flowersmile Grouphug

Arey - July 17, 2010 10:46 AM (GMT)
Sorry about your bee stings. I hope you're not becoming hypersensitive to their stings. Maybe if you posted a photo of one we could identify it and suggest remedies. Ocassionally I've encountered very aggressive bumblebees in my yard.

Rosiemeadow - July 17, 2010 09:55 PM (GMT)
These are not bumble bees, I love them, they never sting. These are yellow Jackets/Wasps.
Arey, I will try & get a photo for you. Dave, I didn't swat but after the sting I did & sprayed, but guess what? they are back building in the fence post even after I sprayed it, their working right around the dead bees, nice bee friends they are. Laughy Laughy Laughy Laughy

Robyn - July 18, 2010 12:59 AM (GMT)
Sorry you go stung. That's no fun. I found a wasp nest in Harry's cage today (he's a rabbit). I squirted it with a non-toxic spray that's made from mint and soap. The four wasps flew off, and I knocked down the nest. It had about 20 grubs in it. I expect like your yellow jackets, they'll rebuild in the same place. Last year, they made a nest that I didn't find until there were like 20 of them, and they were bothering poor Harry. I don't know if he was stung but he wasn't happy.

Rosie, you might want to try some of the spray I use:
http://www.amazon.com/Safer-Poison-Free-Ho...r/dp/B000E1PKXM
I have found that it often does not kill the adults on contact unless they're over soaked. It does however get them off the nest (so you can remove it) and often keep them from rebuilding if the area is soaked.

Rosiemeadow - July 18, 2010 01:53 AM (GMT)
Thanks Robyn, I'll keep that in mind. I took a photo of the pests today, I am waiting for my battery to charge, I'll try to up load it tomorrow.

Broxandval - July 18, 2010 04:44 AM (GMT)
Hi Rosiemeadow
I was stood next to the nest in our hedge whilst Brian A horiculturist friend of our's (we'd just sacked our last gardener for non attendance after asking him on five seperate occaisons to come out and trim it :angry: ). cut the hedge it was comical he was so scared of getting stung. :lol:
He got so paraniod he was convinced it was going to happen :lol: :lol:
He'd cut up close to the nest area then make a run for it with me watching as they came out to investigate , then he'd come back and do the same thing again until that section of hedge was cut and though I was right next to that nest ???
Not one sting!!!.....and a really good laugh to boot Laughy Laughy Laughy
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude Flowersmile

Rosiemeadow - July 18, 2010 05:55 PM (GMT)
Well, you are not going to believe this, I got stung AGAIN!!! multiple times in my face this time, I was just starting to feel better to. I hope this doesn't make me sick again, because let me tell you it hasn't been fun. I have had all kinds of complications especially in my tummy, Frank says I've got too much poison in me, because I got bit a couple of times by something else & also got a touch of poison ivy...I just can't catch a break! :angry:

Robyn - July 18, 2010 10:13 PM (GMT)
Oh no! That must have really hurt! My 5-year-old niece said she was stung today but it must have been a sweat bee (ground bee) because there was just the tiniest white spot on her hand. She put on quite a show. I hope you recover quickly!

Rosiemeadow - July 18, 2010 11:18 PM (GMT)
Thanks Robyn, so far just a little swelling in my cheek, a bit of an unsettled stomache, & a wicked headache, I guess that's what I get for being so fearless.:P

Broxandval - July 19, 2010 01:22 PM (GMT)
Hi Rosiemeadow
Oh dear not again , like our friend Brian they must have it in for you :(
Hope you feel that much better soon. :)
Get frank to burn the nest or something like that. :unsure:
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude Flowersmile

Rosiemeadow - July 20, 2010 01:31 AM (GMT)
These are those darn bees that have been attacking me! :angry:
Dave, I have been spraying them & today I put screening in the fence post hopefully it will deter them. I also knocked down this nest. :P ^_^
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Broxandval - July 20, 2010 01:45 AM (GMT)
Hi Rosiemeadow
Yep as I thought wasps :D
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude Flowersmile

colourfulfish - July 20, 2010 04:21 AM (GMT)
Oh no Rosie! Those look nasty. Heal quick and don't get stung again :) Flowersmile

colourfulfish - July 26, 2010 02:10 AM (GMT)
Hey Rosie did you get rid of those critters or are they still about? :)

Broxandval - July 26, 2010 08:40 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (colourfulfish @ Jul 26 2010, 02:10 AM)
" critters ", ????


Hi Colourfulfish we-thinks youv'e been too long over the pond girl time to come home we-think's "oh dear" :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude Flowersmile Laughy Laughy Laughy

colourfulfish - July 26, 2010 11:09 PM (GMT)
D&V - yeppers :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rosiemeadow - July 27, 2010 03:23 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (colourfulfish @ Jul 25 2010, 10:10 PM)
Hey Rosie did you get rid of those critters or are they still about? :)

Hi colourfulfish, they are still around, but not as many since I knocked the nests out of the fence posts & it has cooled down a bit & rained, so I guess they are satisfied for now.

colourfulfish - July 28, 2010 01:06 AM (GMT)
That's good then :)




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