Ground bees!

Vannoyboy

Six Pointer
Last hard to reach one I had got a fistful of seven dust. That is no joke.
Been using 7 dust for 10 years, very successful, especially where you don't want to throw gas. I don't know if they die or leave but they are gone the next day.
I have not seen a black hornets in 3 years though, where are they?
 

nccatfisher

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
Been using 7 dust for 10 years, very successful, especially where you don't want to throw gas. I don't know if they die or leave but they are gone the next day.
I have not seen a black hornets in 3 years though, where are they?
It kills them, it is deadly, that is why beekeepers don't want folks to use it on their garden. They get it on them pollinating plants and take it back to the hive and they are done for.
 

Vannoyboy

Six Pointer
I never thought of that, I bet that is one reason bees are so hard to keep. I saw a garden the other day that looked like it had snowed on it. The only time I use 7 dust is on yellow jackets, I don't have a garden but if I did now I would be sure to limit anything poison on the plants. I sure like sourwood honey
 

timber

Twelve Pointer
Had a friend stir up some ground bees one night when we were running the coon dogs in the summer around corn field. He started hollering running towards me. I cut my light off and finally got him to cut his off. They stopped going after him the time his light went off. Never heard of them bothering anybody at night. We want far from a creek. Had already decided if he keep running my way after the first bite me and my 2 dogs were hitting the water
 

Vannoyboy

Six Pointer
Those ground nest sure did provide a lot of entertainment when I grew up. Me and my cousin would find a nest, get on each side of the hole with a pine branch in each hand and start swatting. The first one to run lost. Our intent was to kill them as fast as they came out of the ground. I really don't remember getting them all.
 

30/06

Twelve Pointer
Those ground nest sure did provide a lot of entertainment when I grew up. Me and my cousin would find a nest, get on each side of the hole with a pine branch in each hand and start swatting. The first one to run lost. Our intent was to kill them as fast as they came out of the ground. I really don't remember getting them all.

Vannoyboy, you ain’t right! You couldn’t pay me enough to get stung on purpose. Who usually won? Bet the “winner” became a loser as well once your partner in crime stopped swatting.

I did throw rocks at a hornets nest……once. Ran around the side the house after I hit it. Thought I’d try again and got lit up. Never again!
 

nccatfisher

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
Had a friend stir up some ground bees one night when we were running the coon dogs in the summer around corn field. He started hollering running towards me. I cut my light off and finally got him to cut his off. They stopped going after him the time his light went off. Never heard of them bothering anybody at night. We want far from a creek. Had already decided if he keep running my way after the first bite me and my 2 dogs were hitting the water
Long as you have that light off you are golden.
 

nccatfisher

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
Vannoyboy, you ain’t right! You couldn’t pay me enough to get stung on purpose. Who usually won? Bet the “winner” became a loser as well once your partner in crime stopped swatting.

I did throw rocks at a hornets nest……once. Ran around the side the house after I hit it. Thought I’d try again and got lit up. Never again!
First bear in mind I am allergic to insect stings. Back in my drinking days I was drunk enough when we were canoing the New to get out with a buddy and throw a rock and hit a hornets nest. Of course they came after us and we went running for the canoe. We jumped in and capsized it. I went downstream and about drowned but my buddy that stayed with the canoe looked like he bad been shot with buckshot. LOL
 

oldest school

Old Mossy Horns
sevin on yellow jackets is one of the best tips i have gotten from this forum or anywhere else actually.
Thanks @nccatfisher
I had a hay loft full of them- It was a cluster. once i treated all their holes they were no more.
MY family way of gassing at dusk wasnt going to cut it in a barn.
I have skunks galore and think that the only thing they like better than honey is turtle eggs.
I see a few every year - some lay right near my drive. In variably i find the dug up nest and egg remains.
So i shoot them - I tssed a family of three with one shot.
I may need to quit. I got stung this week. :)
 

pcbuckhunter

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
First bear in mind I am allergic to insect stings. Back in my drinking days I was drunk enough when we were canoing the New to get out with a buddy and throw a rock and hit a hornets nest. Of course they came after us and we went running for the canoe. We jumped in and capsized it. I went downstream and about drowned but my buddy that stayed with the canoe looked like he bad been shot with buckshot. LOL
I’d rather drown. Screw a buncha hornets
 

Shine

Six Pointer
Contributor
Funny how this thread was started the day I got stung. Went to the beach for 4 days and came back to mow the yard. Hit a nest in the ground and got hit 3 times. I never had a nest before and wasn't there the day before the beach. Had to be about 100 swarming the area after I went running.
 

YanceyGreenhorn

Not a Moderator
First bear in mind I am allergic to insect stings. Back in my drinking days I was drunk enough when we were canoing the New to get out with a buddy and throw a rock and hit a hornets nest. Of course they came after us and we went running for the canoe. We jumped in and capsized it. I went downstream and about drowned but my buddy that stayed with the canoe looked like he bad been shot with buckshot. LOL
Tim don’t get me wrong I like you just fine. But we definitely woulda gotten along good in “them” days too. I thought it was a good idea to shoot bottle rockets at one. Was it the dumbest thing I’ve ever done? No. Was I sober? Helllllllll naw
 
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