My kitchen is full of bees. It’s happened every fall since my dad died (in October 2016). I think there are nests in the frames of the kitchen windows. I had an exterminator out last year. So, somehow, they just seem to pour out of the frames and then the kitchen is full of bees and then I’m killing bees from mid-sept through November. And I just can’t stand all the killing anymore.
I’m Starting To Feel Bad About Killing All These Bees
|by Anonymous||reply 37||14 hours ago|
Attention. Attention. A swarm of killer bees is headed this way.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/17/2020|
COME AT ME BRO!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/17/2020|
Today has been the worst, yet. I just killed 11 of them.
Should I look into hiring an exorcist?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Wednesday at 10:21 AM|
Just become an apiarist and keep them as pet, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Wednesday at 10:26 AM|
R7, half of them are yellow jackets and the other half are just regular bees. None of them are honey bees or even bumblebees. None of them have tried to sting me, either. I’m worried they’ll sting the cat, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Wednesday at 10:31 AM|
Gurl, take off that bonnet!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Wednesday at 10:31 AM|
Seriously, see if you can get in touch with some local beekeepers. Beekeepers will take wild hives and put them in their hive boxes out in the field, maybe something can be done to take the hives out of your window frames or walls, and give them a new home where they can flourish and make honey and polinate to their hearts' content.
Moving the bees would, of course, involve some carpentry and therefore some expense, and I have no idea if that'd cost more than exterminators, nor how much of a problem with wasps will be for the beekeepers. But it can't hurt to look for local beekeepers, and get their advice at the very least. And in the meantime, may I suggest duct-taping the shit out of every crack and seam in your kitchen walls and windows?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Wednesday at 11:54 AM|
Bees are being killed off due to climate change and we really need those bees to pollinate and preserve the ecosystem.
As above says, call some beekeepers and see what can be done about moving the nest.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Wednesday at 12:00 PM|
I think bees are being killed off as much by agricultural pesticides as by climate change, butterfly and insect populations in general are plumeting due to overuse of pesticides.
Lots of people are now changing their gardens to include less grass and more polinator-friendly plants, in an effort to give the bees and other useful insects some good habitat. Hell, even one of the most conservative Trump supporters at work did that, it's catching on everywhere!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Wednesday at 12:13 PM|
The hives are inside the window frames, somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Wednesday at 4:40 PM|
Phyllis ... the bees are coming!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Wednesday at 4:44 PM|
R10 How do beekeepers lure and put wild bees into hives?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Thursday at 2:14 AM|
Call a bee remover. You probably have a hive in your walls.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Thursday at 2:45 AM|
Honeybees are a European import. If they are dying, it could be because they don't belong here in the first place.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Thursday at 2:50 AM|
To bee, or not to bee.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Thursday at 3:39 AM|
I left a voicemail for the Bee People.
There are 8 in the kitchen right now. I’m going to follow the advice above to tape up the window seams.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Thursday at 10:55 AM|
[quote] How do beekeepers lure and put wild bees into hives
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Thursday at 11:56 AM|
[quote] I left a voicemail for the Bee People.
There are Bee People? They understand hooman speech?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Thursday at 12:14 PM|
You need us, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Thursday at 12:22 PM|
The Bee People did not call me back. Maybe they were stung to death. Despite taping up all the window seams I could find, there were another dozen bees in my kitchen today. I am at my wit's end.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||16 hours ago|
What state are you in? Here is an outfit that does work nationwide:
|by Anonymous||reply 24||16 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||16 hours ago|
R23 /OP I'm more the catch and release type, so I can understand your feeling bad about killing them. Wow, the shear number you're dealing with sounds overwhelming. I would continue to call bee people.
I don't know much about bees, or beekeepers, but believe if there is an alternate solution to extermination, it's worthwhile. Many of those insecticides are toxic for a very long time, and often they don't tell you what's exactly in their potions. If you leave the windows open, do they ever fly out?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||16 hours ago|
Bee Best, OP.
Or they might take their revenge...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||16 hours ago|
Sorry, I hate to be a... buzz-kill.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||16 hours ago|
They’d kill you...if they could...
|by Anonymous||reply 29||15 hours ago|
My sister had bees coming into the house. Her husband investigated outside and could hear a slight humming. They had a huge hive in the space between the inside wall and the siding of their home. BIL called a friend who keeps bees. He just pulled out two huge honeycombs, covered with bees, with a bare hand. The bees didn’t hurt him at all. The beekeeper set up hives. The bees are doing fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||15 hours ago|
Are the bees in trouble?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||15 hours ago|
Those bees are definitely inside the walls.
I could not live in that house. No way.
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|by Anonymous||reply 33||15 hours ago|
R26 "The shear number"
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|by Anonymous||reply 35||14 hours ago|
r26, no, they refuse to go outside. They won't even go near the open screen door.
Weirdly, not a single one has tried to sting me. And I think they're mostly a bit off from whatever remains of what the exterminator last year sprayed. Like they seem kind of slow and stupid.
But I'm going to have to find more bee people to call. I really hope they're just in the window frames and that we're not going to have to take the fucking wall apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||14 hours ago|
Best wishes OP, and do let us know what they discover.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||14 hours ago|