Sunday, July 31, 2011

BEES!

Several buildings within the apartment complex in which I live have been invaded by honey bees. These bees have constructed rather large colonies within the walls - and this causes a problem: If you simply kill the bees, the combs remain filled with honey, which slowly begins to rot. The smell from this is something that is virtually impossible to remove, apparently. The solution? Set up a bee box, place special covers for the opening on the wall into their nest which only allows bees to get out, not in, and get a queen in that box! The colony will eventually migrate from within the walls into the box, a local beekeeper removes the box, and the honey that was in there is moved with the bees, apparently. It is pretty interesting to stand so close to a colony of bees and have them swarm around you, all with the comfort of knowing that they are too busy to bother with a silly human. These pictures are not the best, but I think they illustrate the concept. It also illustrates that I need to get a macro lens. The red liquid is the blood from hundreds of kittens bred locally and drained with dignity. Or it is colored sugar water. I am not certain which one it is.





64 comments:

  1. those bees sure like that kitten blood. awesome content +follow

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  2. nice and elegant solution that will not cause any decrease of bee, human or kitten population!
    on another matter, i am pretty sure that honey does not rot. probably the stuff that rots and would cause a problem is the bee wax that the hives are made of.

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  3. You'd get some great pictures where I live, there are massive bees around here at this time of year. Quite scary actually!

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  4. What an infestation! I've seen specialists "smoke" them out with specialized bee bongs, but I didn't know that the honey had to go as well. Exciting stuff!

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  5. Even though they might seem to busy i'd still stay away xD Even the noise of those buggers creep me out ;/

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  6. Awww, bees are so cute. I'd love to have my own bee box. I'd feed them sugar every day. They'd be so fat that they wouldn't be able to fly

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  7. I had a WTF moment when I read about the kittens lol
    This is actually kind of interesting, be happy that they're not wasps. They are known for doing nothing but fucking shit in their environment up and you hope you're not on the list for shit to fuck up today

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  8. We've been having a lot of bee problems locally. At the movie theater there were a ton of bees outside.

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  9. Bees, starting to become a rare sight.

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  10. woah haha damn that must suck. I get freaked out by bisects

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  11. Make viking beer with that honey. lol

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  12. I don't like how bees have hair; just freaks me out.

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  13. Bees don't bother me too much. They're pretty harmless if you don't threaten them.

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  14. Nicolas Cage is screaming somewhere right now.

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  15. My house is always - in summer - full of bees. I think I may like them;

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  16. This has happened to me before but with wasps. I came from work one day and they were a bunch of them flying around my house. Thanks goodness it was handled by the management quickly

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  17. "The red liquid is the blood from hundreds of kittens bred locally and drained with dignity." I laughed out loud! Interesting post though, bee's are quite the pests!

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  18. Honey... sweet, sweet honey. I really shouldn't read blogs when I'm hungry.

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  19. crazy! my house have a a bee problem a couple years ago, but not as intense as this.

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  20. MAN! be careful around them! they can kill you!

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  21. that sounds pretty cool, though bees have always freaked me out not sure id want them to swarm me

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  22. Wow, they really just don't bother with you? That's cool.

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  23. Sorrow were ever razed, and testy wrath. Supporting!

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  24. haha, I looked at the pictures first and considered that it might actually be bee blood. so silly of me.

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  25. Little bastards. At least it was not wasps?

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  26. Those poor kittens D: Also seeing bees still reminds me of the 2010 World Cup. Just sayin'

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  27. Ew, that's disgusting. Burn them! Burn their houses down!

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  28. I vote for the sugar colored water...hope so at least xD

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  29. Thats pretty cool, must feel good to get rid of the bees.

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  30. Wow this is some crazy stuff lol "], good luck getting that fixed!

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  31. I have a bad experience regarding bees. I have a big tree outside my window, that is full of bees, not 5 or 10, there must be a hundred fucking bees there. Everytime i open my window, those fuckers invade my room and terrorize me hahahah

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  32. let them alive, thei already start to die because of the air polution

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  33. i would be freaked out to have so many bees swarming around me. can't knock it till i try it thought i suppose

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  34. be careful man! Like the 4th photo =P what are they eating?

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  35. bees are pesky at time. spiders are the real bros, and bats. cause they eat mosquitos. also u should try one of dem beers, its like 1litre of solid beer in a solid steel can, delicious

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  36. This blog is missing a nicholas cage .gif!

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  37. That is a pretty cool solution, just move one of them and they all follow safely!

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  38. Really cool pictures, although I'd be terrified if I were there.

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  39. Bees are cool
    They usually ignore you if you don't fuck with their nest

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  40. looks kinda scary haha, spose it wouldnt be that bad if they just stick to the walls. We have a wasp nest in our attic and it sucks haha, wasps EVERYWHERE.

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  41. That looks like a huge infestation, I would be very scared of such a large number of bees.

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  42. Wicked. Can't say I'd hang around for long, though. XD

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  43. I had a bee hive in my roof once, bees aren't vicious and generally don't attack without provocation, could be dangerous if you are allergic to bee stings but otherwise they are pretty harmless. You should be careful of wasps though, call an exterminator straight away if wasps build a nest anywhere near your house!

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  44. caught a nice buzz off that one. lol

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  45. Yikes I'm allergic to bees and one apartment I lived in they ate through the wall and where just roaming around inside the house. Crazy hope that gets resolved for you.

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  46. i don't like to get stung by bees.

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  47. That sucks. And yeah, I do believe that red stuff is either kitten or orphan blood. Bees love that stuff.

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  48. I get shivers looking at these pictures. :(

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  49. Shouldn't the box allow the opposite? Allow them in but not out?
    Also, honey doesn't rot, it's the honeycomb that would rot. Honey crystallizes and remains good for a very very very very very long time.

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