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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    so they actually serve a purpose to keep bugs off of my plants? Nice. I guess I won't mess with them like I planned to. Just keep them away from my front and back doors.
    That is my policy with wasps. If they are somewhere they cause problems, good bye wasps. Otherwise they are okay.
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    My dad hates them. I gather there were nasty ones in Vietnam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertBerean View Post
    And keep yourself away from them. They can hurt, and they don't lose their stingers!
    I learned that last summer. I was trimming my bushes in front and apparently they set up a nest inside. My trimming disturbed them and they attacked. Got a couple of stings before I got away. Kinda afraid to trim my bushes this year. Probably will wear gloves and a jacket if I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertBerean View Post
    My dad hates them. I gather there were nasty ones in Vietnam.
    There are some really nasty wasps, but there are some pretty nasty bees as well. I met a young man at the fair who, in the army, had been on training maneuvers somewhere in Central America. The set up camp at night in the dark. In the morning when they began to move they were attacked by "Killer Bees."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I learned that last summer. I was trimming my bushes in front and apparently they set up a nest inside. My trimming disturbed them and they attacked. Got a couple of stings before I got away. Kinda afraid to trim my bushes this year. Probably will wear gloves and a jacket if I do.
    Check them out early by gently looking inside. They are not so fierce when their nest is smaller, later in the summer they can be a challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    There are some really nasty wasps, but there are some pretty nasty bees as well. I met a young man at the fair who, in the army, had been on training maneuvers somewhere in Central America. The set up camp at night in the dark. In the morning when they began to move they were attacked by "Killer Bees."
    Ouch. Everybody ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertBerean View Post
    Ouch. Everybody ok?
    I do not recall any details, this was years ago while I was on duty at the Association Bee Exhibit. I am sure there were lots of stings, but who won I do not know.
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    Them durn Japanese are at it again.

    Now they are trying to replace bees with drones.

    http://www.designboom.com/technology...ne-02-10-2017/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    That is my policy with wasps. If they are somewhere they cause problems, good bye wasps. Otherwise they are okay.
    This is the "don't see them, don't kill them" policy.

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    The season has gotten off to a start at last. I have been building and modifying hive stands, but yesterday I wet through one of my three survivors. Cleaned out the dead bees under the bottom box and they are ready to grow. They have been flying and bringing in willow pollen. Hurray, I am a beekeeper again.
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