Took one for the team today

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zulu, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    Doing my normal mowing ritual, but as my mower is broken used m neighbors machine

    Took a first pass close to the BoyScout hives and nonissue , but came past second time about 4 ft away and they let me have it. First two on my calf, next two in my hair / head, and by the time I counted about 10 tags I decided to bail, as the mower wasn't travelling quick enough.

    luckily no one to see me run shirtless away from the mower.LOL

    came back after about 3 minutes and gave them a wide berth.

    Few Benedryl and an Advil and back to rest of mowing. Never had an issue before
     
  2. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Undoubtedly, they were protecting your turf from a foreign invader. You should have introduced them to the neighbor's mower. :rolling::rotfl:
     

  3. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    I would like to have seen a video of you running like a wild man from borneo, ha!
     
  4. PerryBee

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    Must have been a "Toro"! :lol: :rolling:
     
  5. lazy shooter

    lazy shooter New Member

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    My entomologist son says that large animals and gas engines both emit large amounts of carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide triggers the girls to defend against the large animal. I can see you leaving the mower because it wasn't fast enough.
     
  6. Iddee

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    Different vibrations. With my weed eater on half choke, I can go right up next to the hives. On full run, they attack in groves.

    Bush hogging with my diesel, they attack the exhaust area, but don't bother me in the driver's seat.