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#181 GASTX

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:00 PM

 

Cicada killers!

 

I wonder if anyone has chocolate-coated them yet. I bet they're good. Or maybe just salted so they go better with beer for green-eyed.

 

The wings could double as handles for dipping in a nice chocolate fountain along the same lines as the old Dunkin donut with a handle for dipping in your coffee. Mmmmmmmm!


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:54 PM

i don't want salt with my beer, but thanks TW...  chocolate, maybe.  mmm.. crunchy...  anyone got a toothpick?


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:11 PM

i don't want salt with my beer, but thanks TW...  chocolate, maybe.  mmm.. crunchy...  anyone got a toothpick?

The cicada killers 1" long stinger doubles as a toothpick in a pinch.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:08 AM

‚ÄčI found FanatiCull (http://coord.info/GC1JFEJ) on Friday and happened across a large nest of bees residing inside a truck tire and buzzing loudly.  Sorry for the blurry picture but I wasn't getting any closer.
 
 
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:24 AM

i'm NOT going near that one any time soon... i've had enough with bees.  my neck still is stiff and sore from saturday and giant welts on my neck have my coworkers cringing. 


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#186 Baytown Bert

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:47 PM

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Aaron Barbee and me at one of his infamous series of Soda Tube Trials in Baytown.   We went to it in July and the soda tube was in the middle of about 50 bee hives.  I replaced the missing cache and got credit for it.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

oy vey.  no thank you.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:10 PM

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Aaron Barbee and me at one of his infamous series of Soda Tube Trials in Baytown.   We went to it in July and the soda tube was in the middle of about 50 bee hives.  I replaced the missing cache and got credit for it.

 

Had your onesie on, huh?     :2funny:


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:00 PM

I got ftf on that one

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

so I found some interesting info on the miserable Africanized honey bees this evening.  i'll go ahead and say that most of what juleed, mustard devil and I did on Saturday was not what you're supposed to do with AHBs...

 

http://lubbock.tamu....ctsAboutAHB.pdf

 

they like hair.  which they really liked mine, even though it's short, and wouldn't get out of it.  juleed having hers pulled into a ponytail was a good thing.  stings to neck and head (like mine!) are the worst.  their stings can disorient.  um.  yep.  I can vouch for that... mustard devil had to grab my arm and pull me out of the clearing, through the rest of the woods and to the parking lot because I couldn't do it myself.

 

and here's great news.  DON'T SWAT.  AHBs release a chemical when you swat that alerts the rest to swarm and attack again.  yep.  we can vouch for that too when we had a second wave come at us.  and pedestrian activity 50 ft away is enough to provoke an attack.  and don't use meat tenderizer on the sting.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:38 AM

How close did you get when the first bee defended the hive?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:29 AM

How do you know they were AHB vs just really pissed off bees?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:30 AM

How close did you get when the first bee defended the hive?

 

juleed and i were about 25-30 ft from it.  mustard devil was next to it. 

 

How do you know they were AHB vs just really pissed off bees?

 

if you read the TAMU stuff, everything they described is what we got.  the punctures in my neck were much larger than regular honeybee as well.  someone can go collect 10-20 bees and submit them to TAMU, but i'm not going back.

 

AHB look like regular honeybees.  can actually be slightly smaller in body size.  they started attacking more after i tried to brush/swat one off of mustard devil.  before that, they were only starting to swarm around him. 

 

IF i could get the city of friendswood to respond to my messages, i'd find out if they went to collect and remove.  i'm going to give the ag extension a call later this morning.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:03 PM

Most of the stings I got were on my hands and fingers...trying to get those bees off green-eyed's head. They kept on swarming us so I grabbed her hand and pulled her out to the parking lot.

At that point I didnt feel the stings, was just trying to help a friend out of trouble.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:06 PM

How far did the bees follow you?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

At least 50-60 yards



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

AHB's will chase up to a half mile.  Maybe these were just bees?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

they have been known to follow up to a 1/4 mile according to TAMU in that link.  we could have been chased further than the 150-180 ft we were chased if it hadn't been for my car being there in the parking lot. 

 

honey bees only sting once and then die.  these were stinging more than once.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

Honey bees only sting once, regardless of what the strain is.  :angel:


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

fine. 


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