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    These bees got there new home
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    That's exciting. Did you go with Italian or Russian bees?

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    Is there some way to take the "sting" out of beekeeping?

    As for nuisance wasps, nothing beats the Bald-Faced Hornet. Black and white, and will both bite and sting you simply because you're there. No provocation needed.

    As for paper wasps "chasing" you if you swat them -- the secret to avoiding that is either not to swat them, or make sure you kill them on the first swat. Usually, the first one only stuns them, and you have to swat repeatedly before they finally die. At least when they're stunned, they can't come after you. Rapid-fire swatting until the job is done is what saves you.

    Yellow jackets nest in the ground. I once had a nest hole of them in the foot path in my garden. Had to spray Ortho down there in the evening when they were no longer active and most or all were gathered back in there. That's one of the few times I used a toxic chemical in my garden, but I had no choice. Had to be able to use the footpath. It took care of them -- no more wasps nest.

    Hover flies are clever. They look like stinging bees or wasps, but can't sting at all. That intimidating appearance is their defense.

    Just be careful and wear your protective gear around those honeybees.

    Do you have the Africanized wild honeybees in your area? They're ten times more aggressive, and can be very dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSouth View Post
    That's exciting. Did you go with Italian or Russian bees?
    No idea. Are there only two types? I'd say Dutch hahha
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    Of course there is also African (joking). They are probably Italian. I am in the SE United States, and some raise what they refer to as russian. The "russians" have a tendency to swarm, so they have to split the hives often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe View Post
    Is there some way to take the "sting" out of beekeeping?

    As for nuisance wasps, nothing beats the Bald-Faced Hornet. Black and white, and will both bite and sting you simply because you're there. No provocation needed.

    As for paper wasps "chasing" you if you swat them -- the secret to avoiding that is either not to swat them, or make sure you kill them on the first swat. Usually, the first one only stuns them, and you have to swat repeatedly before they finally die. At least when they're stunned, they can't come after you. Rapid-fire swatting until the job is done is what saves you.

    Yellow jackets nest in the ground. I once had a nest hole of them in the foot path in my garden. Had to spray Ortho down there in the evening when they were no longer active and most or all were gathered back in there. That's one of the few times I used a toxic chemical in my garden, but I had no choice. Had to be able to use the footpath. It took care of them -- no more wasps nest.

    Hover flies are clever. They look like stinging bees or wasps, but can't sting at all. That intimidating appearance is their defense.

    Just be careful and wear your protective gear around those honeybees.

    Do you have the Africanized wild honeybees in your area? They're ten times more aggressive, and can be very dangerous.
    There are not such hybridized bees overhere (luckily : I have watched documentaries about thosr) Most species here will only sting when in danger.

    We put this swarm in a beehive without wearing protective cloth.

    Anxious to see what happens hahaha.
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    I shall never be brave enough to pet a bumblebee. I've seen people do it, and they are quite docile -- but I just don't wish to handle anything that carries a a powerful sting in its tail. Anyone else daring enough to try it?
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    congrats on the new hive. bee keeping has become pretty popular. I love the banter going on about wasps. I have constant issues with them in the summer. my brother in law has all of his construction equipment and other assorted junk parked in our lot next door. many places to build nests.
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    They did a great job in one week.
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    Wow, they sure did!
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