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Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

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Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby ratt@tat » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:13 am

I shot a disc off to the messy right side of the 911 foot hole (hole 11) - It was about a hundred foot from the pin but off right in the overgrown field. My disc must have been on a ground hornet's nest because I got stung four times in seconds! :thumbdown: Be careful.
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby FishyMack » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:25 pm

Thanks for the warning! However, please do NOT call vespids "Bees". They are Wasps. Bees include Honey Bees, Carpenter Bees, Bumble Bees, and species that are small and solo. They are all somewhat "hairy". Wasps include Yellow jackets, Ground Hornets, Bald-Faced Hornets, Paper Wasps, other obvious wasps. They are all smooth, no "hair".

Honey Bees can only sting you once, vespids can sting repeatedly. I have lots more information on this, but that should be good for now.

Oh, and while they do hurt a little bit, bee stings aren't that bad for me. Yellow Jackets, however, I react to with a swelling the size of and egg for several days and much more painful (to me).
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby direwolf9 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:11 pm

That was necessary
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby mjoe25 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:44 pm

Weird but informative, thanks Alan
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby FishyMack » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:25 am

Check this site out: http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/whathoneybeesdo.html

Honey Bees help provide 1/3 of all crops we eat. They are a good insect we are dependent upon. Vespids (wasps) do help keep caterpillars and other insect "worms" in check.
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby ratt@tat » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:18 pm

There is also a softball sized white-faced hornet nest down low on the big pine tree to the right of hole 1 , near hole 2 tee box. Be careful of these ones as they are very aggressive! I know quite a bit about trees and bees myself, but thanks for the correction Alan.
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby Forehander » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:24 pm

There are also large annoying flies that constantly try to land on your head.
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby Sythie » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:54 pm

This is getting totally out of control!! I mean wasps that sting is one thing but now there are flies that land on our heads!!! Before you know it the creek will have sharks with freaking laser beams!!! Call the fire department this ones out of control!!! :D
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Re: Watch out for the BEES at Widner Park

Postby Baker » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:38 pm

Well maybe we can use these to combat the wasps

http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/gear/gadge ... ointer.asp
F--k it. I'm throwing it downfield, Sexy Rexy’s got the arm. The dragon. You gotta unleash the dragon.
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