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    Posted: Sep 06 2013 at 1:49pm
Does anyone know what to do about bees? We have a bee nest/hive in the ground between our foundation and mulch bed by our front porch. They are starting to get more active and starting to swarm if we are anywhere near it. It's making it a little difficult to water my flowers. I have heard that you aren't supposed to kill bees but I don't know what to do. I just want them to go away. Any suggestions?
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Most likely these are not honey bees but yellow jackets. Honey bees really do not care if you get near where the jellow jackets are more aggressive. My suggestion is to wait until after dark and then take some mud, really heavy/thick mud and seal them in. They will not have a water supply and will most likely die. They could burrow out but if you cover it heavy enough they will exhaust themselves. Just keep covering it up evey night if they do. There are other more aggressive ways but they can harm yourself or your home if not done right.
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I was told ammonia will kill the nests. Wait til the sun goes down then pour about a half gallon of  ammonia on the nest. This should kill the nest.
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Originally posted by MFD50 MFD50 wrote:

Most likely these are not honey bees but yellow jackets. Honey bees really do not care if you get near where the jellow jackets are more aggressive. My suggestion is to wait until after dark and then take some mud, really heavy/thick mud and seal them in. They will not have a water supply and will most likely die. They could burrow out but if you cover it heavy enough they will exhaust themselves. Just keep covering it up evey night if they do. There are other more aggressive ways but they can harm yourself or your home if not done right.


I know they are just bees but this sounds so cruel.  LOL!  
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Yellow jackets are not bees. They are of the wasp family and considered pests. They eat just about anything even flesh. Someone mentioned ammonia and this may be a good idea. Just remember it is a vapor and can get into your home even through small cracks that water may not penetrate if you have a basement. I also know you can stick a garden hose down the hole at night and turn it on and leave it run through the night. They will drown but again if you have a basement it may put water where you don't want it.
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Mud...Ammonia...Garden Hoses.....Why not just go get some bug spray?

Raid or some form of flying insect spray is the way which is going to least likely lead to being stung.

Over/Under on number of stings if using the mud method is set at 8.






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You're killing me CM....too funny
 
 
Are you sure they're yellow jackets and not carpenter bees? We have these big, bumble bee looking behemoths - but they're carpenter bees. They've ruined my fence, but thats about it.
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Carpenter Bees do not build or live in the ground. Raid and other insectisides need to be applied to the insect to be effective. If your wait until nightfall the wasps will be in the ground and will not come out quickly of very far. It only takes a second to throw a shovel full of dirt/mud over the entrance and they will be sealed in. Just make sure you cover the nest entrance heavily or they will simply burrow out. CM go ahead and use your spray and we will see who gets stung. lol
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Originally posted by MFD50 MFD50 wrote:

Carpenter Bees do not build or live in the ground. Raid and other insectisides need to be applied to the insect to be effective. If your wait until nightfall the wasps will be in the ground and will not come out quickly of very far. It only takes a second to throw a shovel full of dirt/mud over the entrance and they will be sealed in. Just make sure you cover the nest entrance heavily or they will simply burrow out. CM go ahead and use your spray and we will see who gets stung. lol


Considering I knocked out a few big infestations building hives in my deck railing a week ago with RAID and didn't get stung at all I would say Raid is the way to go.

Spray the hives and watch them drop dead by the handful.

but hey...if you want to try and bury them alive go for it....it's not my butt getting stung.  Raid killed the whole colony first try.


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A friend of mine had a bee nest in her wall and she contacted a bee keeper to take the swarm to their bee farm.  I think a challenge was to ensure all the remnants of the hive were removed including honey so as not to attract a new bee family. 
 
http://www.bees-on-the-net.com/ohio-beekeepers.html
 
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Will collect swarms anywhere in the Greater Cincinnati area. And if I can't do it, I have friends who can. We love swarms.

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Originally posted by cmsquare cmsquare wrote:

Originally posted by MFD50 MFD50 wrote:

Carpenter Bees do not build or live in the ground. Raid and other insectisides need to be applied to the insect to be effective. If your wait until nightfall the wasps will be in the ground and will not come out quickly of very far. It only takes a second to throw a shovel full of dirt/mud over the entrance and they will be sealed in. Just make sure you cover the nest entrance heavily or they will simply burrow out. CM go ahead and use your spray and we will see who gets stung. lol


Considering I knocked out a few big infestations building hives in my deck railing a week ago with RAID and didn't get stung at all I would say Raid is the way to go.

Spray the hives and watch them drop dead by the handful.

but hey...if you want to try and bury them alive go for it....it's not my butt getting stung.  Raid killed the whole colony first try.



Any thing is possible, just what works for one may not be the correct solution for another. I recently took over a distressed property and have been cleaning it up. Have yellow jacket nest behind gutter board sprayed raid into nest in the evening,  sure many died and fell to ground and several flew out and died in yard............But today, they are business as usual, I used the type of spray which is supposed to keep on killing for several weeks....We will see. 

Then on the flip side , while walking the grounds I found another nest in the ground.......Have not decided whether to kill them or not, Heck they may be gone in a few weeks with the weather turning cooler.... 

I do know all the RedWasps are dead and gone........There were about fifty nests of them , some nests as big as a softball...
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Originally posted by cmsquare cmsquare wrote:

Originally posted by MFD50 MFD50 wrote:

Carpenter Bees do not build or live in the ground. Raid and other insectisides need to be applied to the insect to be effective. If your wait until nightfall the wasps will be in the ground and will not come out quickly of very far. It only takes a second to throw a shovel full of dirt/mud over the entrance and they will be sealed in. Just make sure you cover the nest entrance heavily or they will simply burrow out. CM go ahead and use your spray and we will see who gets stung. lol


Considering I knocked out a few big infestations building hives in my deck railing a week ago with RAID and didn't get stung at all I would say Raid is the way to go.

Spray the hives and watch them drop dead by the handful.

but hey...if you want to try and bury them alive go for it....it's not my butt getting stung.  Raid killed the whole colony first try.


 
Carpenter bees are not aggressive and will not sting. They only burrow into the wood and place a spider in the hole and lay their eggs on it. They usually do not sting and are pretty much solitary bees. Usually only one bee to a hole and they are protective of letting other carpenter bees around it. Yellow Jackets on the other hand are in colonies having up to several thousand members if the nest site can hold them. I have raised bees most of my teen years and had several hives of honey bees until my father became allergic and we had to sell them. Raid will not kill a colony of yellow jackets. There is an apicide you can buy but most likely you will only find it on the internet. You can also use Sevin Dust and sprinkle it in and around the hole but only at night when the nest is dormant. Then they will track it into the nest and kill other wasps along with themselves as they clean each other. Sevin Dust and spray is very toxic to honeybees.
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I'm not here to classify and sort out the flying insects I'm killing.

I'm not sure why you are arguing with me.

What I killed stung (my dog got stung) and I killed them with raid. Wasps, bees, yellow jackets it really doesn't matter to me.

I killed what was living in my deck with raid and it hasn't come back.  That's a fact.


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I'm not sure why you are arguing with me.

 
Let's just say you are the funnest one on here to poke fun at!
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Originally posted by MFD50 MFD50 wrote:

Originally posted by cmsquare cmsquare wrote:



I'm not sure why you are arguing with me.

 
Let's just say you are the funnest one on here to poke fun at!


This from the guy who's idea it was to cover a hive with mud.

Right. 

I'm the "funnest" one to poke fun at.  As if by giving bad advice and getting someone else stung you were poking fun of me. 

The guy who suggested Raid is the one to poke fun at....sure thing.


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