Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nasty Bees!

Yes. This one is really late, if you look at the date tag on the photo. But I decided to write a country safety note today.

If you have things laying around your property, you're bound to have something living in or under it.

Mystery Lump In The Dirt
Gee! What could this be?

Ground Bee Nest!
Bees! Yep, ground bees. Some people call them yellow jackets. Anyhow, this was what was under some lumber we had laying out back behind our barn. Hubby was cleaning up the junk laying around and moved the lumber. Needless to say, Hubby got stung a few times. He's slightly allergic and had to take antihistamines to help. This beauty was 5 layers deep and 10" by 10". It's amazing how they do these things when you don't even see them doing it. We got the exterminator (me at night) to put bug death on them while they weren't looking. I have to tell you, there were some that didn't die. They were under the very bottom of the nest when I dug it up. A couple of scout bees came back the next day while I was back there checking on this. They are no more, too.

Hubby is OK. I'm getting to be an expert at exterminating things.

Fun in small farmville!

Bee safe...hee hee!


  1. Yuck! I don't think I would have been brave enough to kill them! Scary too...we have a pile of firewood in our backyard, never thought about bees or wasps making a home under it!

  2. I don't like bees much, either. I'm getting really used to them out of necessity. I still hate spiders more. Sneaky things!