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    Quote Originally Posted by turkster
    I'm presuming it's a swarm of bees or wasps . The picture honestly aint that clear Shad. It is not so likely to be wild bees in Britian these days because of the Varoa mite problem so it probably either wasps or a swarmed hive of domestic bees

    I have some experience with bees and the last thing you want to do is to fire catapults at them especcially if they are close to your house. This will in all likely hood drive them mad and a lot of them will start buzzing around the general vicinity looking for someone to sting

    Bees, nor wasps, generally dont set up in an open tree so they are probably just waiting while their scouts check out a suitable place. The problem is that they may decide that your roof or garden shed is a suitable place and move in .

    Your best bet if in a city is to call pest control or if in the country to call a local beekeeper they are often happy enough to deal with bees for a reasonable tip. Unless you have the proper equipment and experience i wouldnt go near them.
    Yeah that's what we've read too. We're going to leave them until tomorrow afternoon, if they're still there we'll call a bee keeper. They're definitely bees and not wasps though.
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    Probably domestic bees then so a beekeeper would get a free hive if they got them down .
    They may well leave by nightfall depending on what the weather looks like.

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    aha! venezualan invisible bees. nasty sting on them which makes your arm go purple and vanish at inoppurtune times
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    This exact same thing happend to my grandparents shad. By the look of that tree i would say theirs was very simmilar if not the same- dont know if that makes any difference. The swarm 'buzzed off ' ahem the next day but keep an eye on the situation and keep all windows closed obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgh0
    aha! venezualan invisible bees.
    I should have killed them all when I had the chance! (But Top Gear was on)

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    Don't know what your fussing about. One man's source of anxiety is another man's amusement - take the opportunity, have some fun and make some money.

    No trees were harmed in the creation of this message. However, many electrons were displaced and terribly inconvenienced.

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    I say start a fire, a really smoky one - wet cardboard old girlie mags etc..... or get ur dad to start a barbicue. He'll do it, just give a bottle of gin and tell him it's july.

    OR

    Go and with a pair of chopsticks and catch them one by one Mr Myagi style.


    your choice

    good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    now you see, taking pictures into sunlight = no detail, maybe if you get nearer to the subjects with a macro lens...
    Somewhere, I've got some nice shots of bees I took with a macro lens - close enough that you can see the hairs on their legs and the pollen sticking to the hairs. Range from lens - about 2 inches


    PS. It didn't bother the bees in the least.

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    Ive always wanted to vacuum up and swarm of bees/wasps preferably in a dyson so you can see them. Shake them about, then release them near someone you dont like and run very fast.....just seems like something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.....
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    would that be a common beech by any chance - nice tree....shame about the bees!

    thats gonna take a bit more than a tin of raid to sort out mate
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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    I had a bees nest in one of the roof-bits of my grans house - spent 2 days hoovering them out!
    Got a bloody shock when one of the bin bags fell and came open - i ran like the wind

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrefax
    would that be a common beech by any chance - nice tree....shame about the bees!
    It's a plum tree

    They're still here this morning...
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    Can't see the bees for the trees.

    Wait a mo.

    That's wrong isn't it??

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    Quick - get Michael Caine


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skii
    Quick - get Michael Caine

    That is a SERIOUSLY quality film.
    "All our beliefs are being challenged now, and rightfully so, they're stupid." - Bill Hicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBeeeenster
    That is a SERIOUSLY quality film.
    Especially the nuclear powerstation bit

    Noooooo don't touch that button !!!

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