How would you like to find this next to your bee yard lol

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by barry42001, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    worse there many more examples of yellowjacket colonies of close to this size
     

  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    That looks like a Hornets nest in our area? are you sure that's a yellow jackets nest? Jack
     
  3. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    yellowjackets commonly nest in the open ( is a Norwegian species that we imported lol )
    but even if a bald faced hornet still kinda large isn't it.
    Barry
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I wonder if that would qualify for the "tough Canadian" thread a while back!?? :lol:
     
  5. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    How does one deal with eliminating a nest like that? You certainly wouldn't want to have all those wasps looking for a new place to set up home. Could a bee vacuum be used in a situation like this to collect them and then eliminate them?
     
  6. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Yes they do vacuum the adults to collect their venom for research and of course this results in their deaths. Should noted that this colony was estimated as having about 1.5 million adults. Knowing that what would you need to be wearing to exit the truck. lol
     
  7. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    A space suit?:lol:
     
  8. Minz

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    Did you guys see the follow up video? That is nuts. They were wearing respirators so I assume they were spraying as they cut it apart with the machete.
     
  9. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    yes Jack out this way we would call that a Hornet's nest.
     
  10. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    Good Grief! I thought I was looking at a tree trunk at first.
     
  11. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Tec,
    To the layperson anything in a tree has to be hornet and something similar in the ground has
    to be Yellow Jackets in fact they are very different insects that only superficially look the same anybody who has delt with yellow jackets no them to be very aggressive bald faced Hornets the black and white ones are not all that aggressive at all unless you disturb them. If you actually take the time to look whats flying around the truck you will see they are yellow jackets
    Barry
     
  12. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    so Barry this species was imported from abroad??? your statement about bees in the tree (with the paper mache like house) and bees in the ground pretty much conforms to how hornets are distinguished from yellow jackets here.
     
  13. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Yes Tec, imported probably a illegal immigrant. Here in the USA there are about 26 sub species none are native to USA. Of those about 6 nest in the open like hornets. The rest nest in of under something. There* is a species of hornet that nests like a yellow jacket but is much larger. European hornet.
    Barry