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Update about wasps attack on my hubby ,,,

Old 07-29-2011, 07:40 PM
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First off, I was wrong about the species, they are not wasps but honey bees.
Had a pest control company out today to handle the problem: Boy, what a problem too.

The man did get some of the hive (this is under the barn beneth the flooring) actually he pulled out a portion that weighed 30 lbs. That is a lot of honey and he thinks he did get the Queen, however the hive is very long and he was unable get all of it with out the right equipment.

Next week they need to return to pull up the flooring and fish out the rest of the hive or a new batch of bees will move in and continue building.

The man estimated that there are (some now gone) between 20 and 30 thousand bees in that hive.

We learned today that two horses and a dog have been attacked and killed by honey bees in this area. Sooooooo we will pay the enourmous price tag attached to the removal of all that remains of this colony.

Funny thing about this is that we nor any neighbors have seen any bee activity around our homes until yesterday when my husband went where they did not want him to be. According to the exterminator that hive has been there a least a year. Who knew, we certainly did not.

A clue was right in front of us and we didn't even see it. One of our cats loves to lay near the barn, probably looking for mice, but for the past several months she has been spending her time indoors, so very unlike her. I though she was just being social which she is not.
I think she knew there was danger at the barn and she was staying away.

Our fur babies are so smart and I guess we need to pay more attention to their actions.

Husband is doing very well tonight, most of his stings are not bothering him any more and the dog's foot is looking more normal.

When the bees followed my hubby to the house yesterday a few stuck around and I was stung twice. Boy does that hurt.
Enchanted quilter suggested to take a cotton ball and dip it into Clorox bleach then dab the area to relieve the pain and help destroy the poison the bees desposit in the sting.
I tried it and it really works.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:45 PM
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wow, smart animals

glad everybody is recovering well

didja get to eat any of that honey?
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:47 PM
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Wow thats a lot of bees! My cousin does this for free because he sells the honey. He'll come and take your whole colony for nothing, if you live close, we're in indy. Glad you all are okay and have the problem taken care of.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:49 PM
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Oh my that must have been scarry! I'm glad that your Hubby is ok and the dog too! I do hope that they are able to get the entire hive. Is there any guarantee that they won't come back?

We have a problem with wasps. I'm always looking for their nests and knocking them down.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for the update. Glad you all are okay.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:58 PM
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I'm glad that your DH is ok and the dog too! Hopefully I will not need to know about the clorox, but glad to know it just in case!
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I so hate them things. I remember as a young girl, walking out in the woods with my grandpa and cousin. She happened to run ahead of me on our way back home. She stepped onto a ground nest. She was stung so many times from the feet up. i remember grandma called the doctor and he stopped on his way to his cabin and gave her a shot..and left two for grandma to give to her later. She looked horrible.

I am so very glad your DH and furbaby are doing better. I can not even imagine being stung more then one time..nor do I want to.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:03 PM
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That is just amazing! I'm glad it wasn't worse and you're all doing ok. Good thing a little one didn't venture in there! BTW thanks for the tip on using the bleach to relieve the pain/
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OMG! That's a lot of bees. Glad everyone is doing well.
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Originally Posted by Carron
Husband is doing very well tonight, most of his stings are not bothering him any more and the dog's foot is looking more normal.

When the bees followed my hubby to the house yesterday a few stuck around and I was stung twice. Boy does that hurt.
Enchanted quilter suggested to take a cotton ball and dip it into Clorox bleach then dab the area to relieve the pain and help destroy the poison the bees desposit in the sting.
I tried it and it really works.
Sorry to hear about your hubby and the attack. Yet, how very sad that with the shortage of GOOD bees in this country that the hive could not be moved....

as for the sting...a wet tea bag works really good....
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