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Leo Shea
 
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I was in my garage last night when I picked up a mop and discovered a
bunch of bees underneath the mop on the garage floor! It was pretty
dark in that corner of the garage even with the lights on, but I did
see that they looked fairly large.

After I picked up the mop they made a buzzing noise but didn't leave
the floor immediately. 10-15 seconds later one took off at which
point I ran back into the house. I never noticed them in the garage
before, and I have been in the garage a few times lately (I don't park
in the garage).

Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run? They're against the left wall of the garage
close to the garage door.

Thanks,
Leo

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you need to call the extension service and see if somebody will come out and remove
the bees. with so few bees left just killing them is sad.
you may also try one of those long burning mosquito coils ... they dont like smoke.
in fact, you might want to just run your car in there for an hour and see if they
decamp. Ingrid

(Leo Shea) wrote:

I was in my garage last night when I picked up a mop and discovered a
bunch of bees underneath the mop on the garage floor! It was pretty
dark in that corner of the garage even with the lights on, but I did
see that they looked fairly large.

After I picked up the mop they made a buzzing noise but didn't leave
the floor immediately. 10-15 seconds later one took off at which
point I ran back into the house. I never noticed them in the garage
before, and I have been in the garage a few times lately (I don't park
in the garage).

Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run? They're against the left wall of the garage
close to the garage door.

Thanks,
Leo




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"Leo Shea" wrote in message
Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run?


I'm not an exterminator, but that is what I'd do. You have to spray the
nest to get them all.
Ed


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wrote in
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you need to call the extension service and see if somebody will come
out and remove the bees. with so few bees left just killing them is


I think you should try this first. At the least they might be able to
get you in touch with an apiarist would might give you more info or take
care of the problem outright.

sad. you may also try one of those long burning mosquito coils ...
they dont like smoke. in fact, you might want to just run your car in
there for an hour and see if they decamp. Ingrid


Hopefully if you try running your car, you'll have the sense to let the
area clear out and bring a charged carbon monoxide detector with you
before re-entering the area.

(Leo Shea) wrote:

I was in my garage last night when I picked up a mop and discovered a
bunch of bees underneath the mop on the garage floor! It was pretty
dark in that corner of the garage even with the lights on, but I did
see that they looked fairly large.

After I picked up the mop they made a buzzing noise but didn't leave
the floor immediately. 10-15 seconds later one took off at which
point I ran back into the house. I never noticed them in the garage
before, and I have been in the garage a few times lately (I don't park
in the garage).


Are you in an area with Africanized Honeybees?

Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run? They're against the left wall of the garage
close to the garage door.


Good luck hitting anything from 15' out. Also look at the label to see
if it works on bees.

- Salty
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Likely not honey bees. Too bad. The honey bees are in high demand
(many of them have been wiped out by a mite. We need as many as possible.
In the mean time several other bee like insects have expanded in numbers,
but some are more aggressive and not as good at pollination.

I second the idea of calling and trying to find someone to collect them
in the event they are honey bees. Otherwise a wasp spray should handle it.
Get two cans one fog type and one distance, use both at once. It stops them
cold. BTW the time to get then is pre dawn and post dusk.

--
Joseph E. Meehan

26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math


"Leo Shea" wrote in message
om...
I was in my garage last night when I picked up a mop and discovered a
bunch of bees underneath the mop on the garage floor! It was pretty
dark in that corner of the garage even with the lights on, but I did
see that they looked fairly large.

After I picked up the mop they made a buzzing noise but didn't leave
the floor immediately. 10-15 seconds later one took off at which
point I ran back into the house. I never noticed them in the garage
before, and I have been in the garage a few times lately (I don't park
in the garage).

Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run? They're against the left wall of the garage
close to the garage door.

Thanks,
Leo





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Leo Shea wrote:

I was in my garage last night when I picked up a mop and discovered a
bunch of bees underneath the mop on the garage floor! It was pretty
dark in that corner of the garage even with the lights on, but I did
see that they looked fairly large.

After I picked up the mop they made a buzzing noise but didn't leave
the floor immediately. 10-15 seconds later one took off at which
point I ran back into the house. I never noticed them in the garage
before, and I have been in the garage a few times lately (I don't park
in the garage).

Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run? They're against the left wall of the garage
close to the garage door.

Thanks,
Leo

probably wasp... if so then just get an insect bomb.. the kind you push
the top button down and it stays on... it will kill just about
anything... open the garage door.... set off one or two bombs and close
door... then after work come home and open the garage door and air it
out and there should be no live insects in the garage......
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des-weges wrote:

snip
BTW 6.5 oz of Dawn blue in 1 gallon of water will contact kill
cockroaches in all stages!!!


Hmmm, interesting. I use a 3' long strip of duct tape sticky side
up. Works like a champ until you step barefoot on it in the darkG.

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(Leo Shea) wrote in message . com...
I was in my garage last night when I picked up a mop and discovered a
bunch of bees underneath the mop on the garage floor! It was pretty
dark in that corner of the garage even with the lights on, but I did
see that they looked fairly large.

After I picked up the mop they made a buzzing noise but didn't leave
the floor immediately. 10-15 seconds later one took off at which
point I ran back into the house. I never noticed them in the garage
before, and I have been in the garage a few times lately (I don't park
in the garage).

Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run? They're against the left wall of the garage
close to the garage door.

Thanks,
Leo


First time out of the condo unescorted?
A single bee flew up after being disturbed and you are in a panic?
Here is what you most likely have.
Bumblebees who have made their home in the remains of an old mouse
nest behind or under your old mop. Or have just used the mop itself as
conditions were similar to an old mouse nest which these bees prefer.
Now odd as it may sound you might just be able to coexist with them
and benefit from their presence by improved garden and wildflower
pollination.
Walk outside the back of the garage in the daylight and see if they
are coming and going by a crack near the garage wall /floor.
If you want to keep them put a few rags over the mop inside the garage
and allow them to come and go out the wall.
If you insist on destroying them put a half cup of dish detergent in a
bucket of water and pour it over the mop and nest and soak it
thoroughly.
I keep honeybees in an absolutely bee-proof T shirt and flip flops.
Don't go killing anything until you learn a little about it, you might
just want to share some space with it.

Tom


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"Steve Hollis" wrote:

Does your garage have a lot of wood rafters?
If the bees look sort of like bumblebees, but with a white face, you could
have some carpenter bees boring in your rafter beams.



It can be hard to tell if they're carpenter bees, but if they are,
carpenter bees don't sting.
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I keep honeybees in an absolutely bee-proof T shirt and flip flops.
Don't go killing anything until you learn a little about it, you might
just want to share some space with it.

Tom


An absolutely radical idea. A lot of folks think anything that crawls is there just to irritate them and ought
to be killed.

I was at an outdoor restaurant the other day, and the place had some kind of flowering shrub that had loads of
honey bees around. The first ones I've seen in years. See bumble bees fairly often, but honey bees are
scarce. Used to hunt frogs when I was a kid, and you could hardly take a step without scaring one up. If we
killed fewer critters with indiscriminate poisoning, there would probably be more natural bug killers around.

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On 25 Jun 2003 05:52:08 -0700, (Beecrofter) wrote:

(Leo Shea) wrote in message . com...
I was in my garage last night when I picked up a mop and discovered a
bunch of bees underneath the mop on the garage floor! It was pretty
dark in that corner of the garage even with the lights on, but I did
see that they looked fairly large.

After I picked up the mop they made a buzzing noise but didn't leave
the floor immediately. 10-15 seconds later one took off at which
point I ran back into the house. I never noticed them in the garage
before, and I have been in the garage a few times lately (I don't park
in the garage).

Any idea what kind of bees these may be? And how safe would it be to
open the garage door at night, spray them with wasp/hornet spray from
15-20 ft. away, then run? They're against the left wall of the garage
close to the garage door.

Thanks,
Leo


First time out of the condo unescorted?


Now, now--be nice. (heh, heh!) My first encounter, 25 years ago,
with a carpenter bee scared the bejeezus out of me. Heard this
buzzing sound at the end of a pile of 4x4's, bent down to look closer
at the one with 3 neatly bored holes in the cut off end, when out he
came! He sounded like (and looked big as) an overloaded B25 on
take-off! Yikes!

A single bee flew up after being disturbed and you are in a panic?
Here is what you most likely have.
Bumblebees who have made their home in the remains of an old mouse
nest behind or under your old mop. Or have just used the mop itself as
conditions were similar to an old mouse nest which these bees prefer.
Now odd as it may sound you might just be able to coexist with them
and benefit from their presence by improved garden and wildflower
pollination.
Walk outside the back of the garage in the daylight and see if they
are coming and going by a crack near the garage wall /floor.
If you want to keep them put a few rags over the mop inside the garage
and allow them to come and go out the wall.
If you insist on destroying them put a half cup of dish detergent in a
bucket of water and pour it over the mop and nest and soak it
thoroughly.
I keep honeybees in an absolutely bee-proof T shirt and flip flops.
Don't go killing anything until you learn a little about it, you might
just want to share some space with it.


A most interesting slant, Tom!

After last summer's plague of yellow jackets (stop calling 'em "bees"
willya, people!) I find I take much more kindly to the other more
peaceful (though equally well-armed) members of the insect world.
[OK, black widders excepted]

I can now watch with benign interest those industrious little honey
bees, paper wasps, and mud daubers, as they go about their business.

--John W. Wells

Tom


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they only work into rotting wood I think. they are prime pollinators. I wouldnt
want to kill em. Ingrid

"Steve Hollis" wrote:

Does your garage have a lot of wood rafters?
If the bees look sort of like bumblebees, but with a white face, you could
have some carpenter bees boring in your rafter beams.




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wasps are excellent predators of all kinds of pests. try to live with them if
possible. Ingrid


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