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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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    wow, smart animals

    glad everybody is recovering well

    didja get to eat any of that honey?

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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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    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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    Thanks for the update. Glad you all are okay.

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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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    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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    Quote 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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    Carron I was just wondering what you were up to, now I know! Wow what an experience, glad your hubby and pooch are getting better.

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    Carron I was just wondering what you were up to, now I know! Wow what an experience, glad your hubby and pooch are getting better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    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.
    California....

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    I'm glad you are all okay. I'm allergic to bees and one sting would send me to the hospital. You could also use baking soda and water to make a paste. Then put it on the stings. This helps draw out the poison.

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    In southern AZ we are wary of the bees. Most are the Africanized and are deadly. Two years ago we had a bunch decide to go into our wall by the fireplace. It took twice for the exterminator to kill them. The last time he put caulking where they were getting in. Then this spring our neighbor had a tree swarming with them. Scary watching them. We just know if they start swarming around your head to run. Run, run, run. They will give up on your after about a 1/2 mile. The next day the bee man came out and took the swarm away. DH watched and said there were lots of "mighty mad" bees.

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    I am glad there are still honeybees to bee a problem...(pun intended) I am sorry for your sake and the bees, that you had this unfortunate interaction. I hope the bees were relocated to a better place for everyones' sake!!
    I haven't been stung in years, but I remember how painful it is!
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    Thanks for the update on your husband and dog. Glad everything turned out okay. One thing I found that works for me on itchy bites and especially a fresh sting is to dab the spot with Colgate gel toothpaste. Takes the sting and itch away almost instantly and the bite will be only a flat red spot the next day. I leave the paste on until the next day.

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    I was going to say that this sounds like Africanized bees, or killer bees as the movies used to call them.

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    Glad things are coming around. That was a lot of bees!

    Do you have a local bee keeper that can start a colony with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carron
    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.
    OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO GLAD HE IS OK.IF YOU EVER COME IN CONTACT AGAIN AND CAN GET TO A FIRE EXTINGUISHER YOU CAN SPRAY WITH THAT AND GET THEM OFF OF YOU IT WILL FREEZE THEM INSTANTLY I SEEN IT ON A REAL TV SHOW IT DID WORK.

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    Sorry to hear about your DH and glad to hear it all turned out fine.

    I was stung in the foot, and husband ran for the baby oragel,(baby teething gel) and the horrible pain was instantly gone, just like it never happened - he had heard that Baby Oragel worked really good - I can attest to that now.

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    years ago my german shepard ran through some ground cover and got stung all over. I was there with him so quickly grabed a garden hose and started spraying him with water to get the bees off him. As I ran after him with the hose I fell down a slight incline and tumbled all the way down. didn't know if I should cry or laugh. Any way the dog took off and was lost for three days. Finally found him about five miles away. Had called the vet and asked if he would be in danger from the stings but was told he probably was just scared. He was a dog that someone had tied up to a pole in a parking lot and just left him so we took him in.

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    Wow, thats a lot of bee's. Truthfully your husband was lucky after hearing how big this nest was. Glad everone is doing good.

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    We too have honey bees in a hole of an old tree out back. But they never seem to bother us. I have a wildlife biologist come out and take a look at them and he said they we the good honey bees...not Africanized. So we will keep our colony, and plan to put another hive nearby, so when they do swarm, they have some where else to go. I am so sorry you had such trouble....hope you both heal up well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carron
    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.
    slices of raw onion laid on bee stings or any kind of stings relieves teh sting also - I have heard laying a penny on a sting help, but have not tried that - but onion sure does. and leave it on as long as you need to take the swelling down.

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