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    Default BEE LOOKING ;-) Lots of bees this year

    Technically not bees (a wasp) but I've found 4 nests so far close to the house.

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    Only got stung once.
    2 nests in brush piles
    1 under a dead birch stump & 1 under a live spruce.

    FYI
    bee looking !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Technically not bees (a wasp) but I've found 4 nests so far close to the house.

    yelwjkt.jpeg
    Only got stung once.
    2 nests in brush piles
    1 under a dead birch stump & 1 under a live spruce.

    FYI
    bee looking !
    I was doing some trimming with a weed whacker, and must have disturbed a nest because the next thing I realized I got hit twice at the top of and behind the left ear D*** that smarts....

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    I found a small nest under one of my snomacine covers over on one of my old beater machines.
    I knocked it down and hit it with a propane torch until it was gone.
    Fortunately I didn't get stung but it just goes to show you they can be anywhere.
    "The closer I get to nature the farther I am from idiots"

    "Fishing and Hunting are only an addiction if you're trying to quit"

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    Found a baseball size nest in the wheel well of nieces camper, was empty though,
    must have left the residents in Anchorage.

    Glad the nest are small now.
    Soon they will have 100 or so on guard duty.
    Not as easy to deal with then.

    Did some reading about them,
    Heavy snow years means more new queens survive thru
    the winter to start new nests when it warms up.
    Last winter must have been mild enough for several to make it thru.

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    Found another on the house last night. Killed a bunch of them fly swatter style.
    This morning I got some Caulk and sealed around the light fixture they were using so they won't be back.
    My Bug Assault gun was not enough to kill them.
    "The closer I get to nature the farther I am from idiots"

    "Fishing and Hunting are only an addiction if you're trying to quit"

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