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I needed to pick through my pile of pine lumber to find just the right boards for the top of a shaker blanket chest I’m working on. What I found was a huge nest of yellow jackets! After 7 stings and 2 cans of wasp killer I located the nest and here it is! For a frame of reference…the board is 10” wide. I’m always careful of snakes and even put out sulfur several times a year to keep them away, but now I have a new fear of what you can find in the woodpile!

-- Patrick





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 1435 days ago

Ew! Though, I’d keep the nest and frame it under glass for display =)

That can also make a nice prop for photographs (I retrieved several pieces of an abandoned bees’ nest a few years ago, but still didn’t manage to get the right composition for a nice photograph).

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1435 days ago

Yikes!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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spaids

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#3 posted 1435 days ago

This is a good safety tip for things to keep an eye for. For some people, like myself, one sting means death. I’m careful around certain places. Like if I throw away a piece of trash in a public trash can, you gotta always be mindful of bees. I haven’t thought about the need to watch out when going through a wood pile.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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BigTiny

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#4 posted 1435 days ago

Hi guy.

And everybody was telling you that buzzing sound was all in your head! ;)

As for spaides’ allergy to stings, doesn’t your doctor have you carry an “Eppi-pen”?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1435 days ago

Take care to notice because an elderly lady in our neighborhood got into a nest of of yellow jackets and they gave her h*ll to pay. It cost her a night in the hospital and they told her she was lucky to get off with that.

I went to GA Tech and their football team is the Yellow Jackets. I guess it’s a pretty good name for a football team, you know?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BTKS

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#6 posted 1435 days ago

What kind of sulfur do you put out for snakes? I assume powder for livestock. Is it cube, pellet, a certain concentration? Hope to hear from you?
Hope your not allergic to the bees. I’ll guarantee I’m allergic to snakes and benadryl won’t help it.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 1435 days ago

Run Forest.. RUN!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 1435 days ago

@ rivergirl: d’oh :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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PGreene

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#9 posted 1435 days ago

BTKS: I use a powdered sulfur that you can get at almost and livestock supply or probably even Lowes or Home Depot. I keep about 1000 board feet of lumber stickered for air drying under a lean-to off of my shop. It’s a perfect place for snakes, but apparently it’s good for yellow jackets too!

-- Patrick

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2xsurvivor

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#10 posted 1434 days ago

Yellowjackets, wasps, bees or anything else that stings not good! Great picture. You just can’t run fast enouph and then having to dig and find the nest. One of the funniest and still something we lauph about is a friend on a trip to Alabama on the RTJ golf trail lining up to hit the ball he started dancing and running it was a yellowjacket that stung him I still have never seen him move tha fast since. I am glad you are ok Joec

-- 2Xsurvivor joec in SoCal

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nmkidd

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#11 posted 1434 days ago

mean little critters….especially if you make ‘em mad!!! ........around here…...black widows are a thing to watch out for…........not very nice either!!!

glad you made it thru the stinging ordeal!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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BTKS

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#12 posted 1434 days ago

PGreene, Thanks for the tip. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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patron

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#13 posted 1432 days ago

while working on a log cabin recently
a wasp flew into my nostril
and stung me

old mexican trick

got some garlic
rub it on there
neutralize’s the poison

took 4 days to get the stinger out
(it came out by itself)

works on bee’s and scorpions too

i’ve heard that onions do the same thing
but have never tried it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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patron

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#14 posted 1432 days ago

joe
it was more of a shock
took a few minutes for the garlic
to pass the stinger

but the pain stopped instantly then
i was next to a garden
the owner had some garlic growing

it really works

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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