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Vaporizing Bumblebees With New Castle Ale!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by USMCsilver, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    I love me a bee slaughter -- coat down w/ some Cutter skeeter spray, pop the top of a New Castle, load up the Daisy, and go hunting!!! :supergrin:

    Got a total of 23 today. Been a while since I've done this, but it was time to thin the herd.

    Gotta give credit to my Daisy Powerman 880! My best shot was at about 8 yards with a very slow fly. Most others were simply hovering and were on average of 5-7 feet.

    I know, I know -- bees are good! Well, not when you're in a log home. They'll literally eat you out of house & home. I hate these things with a passion!

    Anyone else do this sorta thing? :dunno:

    (Oh, and it's oh-so-lovely when you pump it up about 7-9 times and the bee nearly vaporizes in mid-air!)
     
  2. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    I hate those things, they make me cringe!! I got lit up years ago by about 75 of those things at once. I was mowing and shot some grass clippings at a railroad tie, little did I know they had hollowed out the tie. Pissed them off next thing I knew they were all over me!

    Kill away brother! Kill away!
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Yep, did it all the time as a kid (minus the alcohol, of course). Would probably explain why I'm a serial killer now...


    :tongueout:
     
  4. The Hawk

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    You have mad skills. :thumbsup: Carry on. Excellent shooting!
     
  5. longhair

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    And was the son there observing dad drinking and shooting again?
     
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    You should probably properly identify the before killing them. Bumble Bee's normally are not aggressive and are the best pollinators of all the bees. They should be encouraged rather than killed.
     
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  7. INJoker

    INJoker Simply Charming

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    You know how people say if you do something you love, you'll never "work" again?

    I could be a wasp/hornet exterminator and enjoy every single day at the "office."
     
  8. USMCsilver

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    He was at Chili's. :tongueout:
     
  9. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    No one said they were agressive! They're eating my damned house! EATING IT.

    They make holes and burro way in deep. You can look out the window and see the sawdust misty-powder falling when they're hard at work.

    **** these bees.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Oh, look who showed up, I'm shocked.


    :upeyes:
     
  12. clancy

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    They are called carpenter bees. They drill a perfect 1/2 inch hole, and will do an amazing amount of to your house. They produce no honey, but play a key role in plant pollination. A quick trip to Home Depot and a $30 dollar investment in a hand sprayer and insecticide, and less than an hour's work spraying your house will prevent the bees from attacking your home, and will not kill them.

    Consider it. Carpenter Bees are very unagressive and really are an important part of our eco-system,
     
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    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Thank you for sharing that piece of information.

    I need to do that, but it's so much more fun to drink beer and shoot them out of midair -- you know? :devildance::devildance::devildance:

    Plus, not to mention, your idea sounds too much like work. :whistling:
     
  14. USMCsilver

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    Oh, yes...you and me, both. :rofl:
     
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    I used to shoot Cicadas out of the trees with my dad's Benjamin .22 pellot pistol. BZZZZZZZZZ SNAP! bz bz bzzz bzzz. Found a few on the ground with the pellet in them annoying little turds.
     
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    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    do you kill living things often for no reason?:therapy: :supergrin:
     
  17. USMCsilver

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    Besides kittens, cats, felines, and bugs? :dunno:

    Well, I guess the answer would be, "Nope."
     
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    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    OK, then we're all good. You can cancel your skin suit fitting appointment. You should add hogs and carp to the list though. And maybe robins.
     
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    Killing them is a bit strong and a disparity of force. You need to figure out where they live, and mess up their house. Unless they are living in your walls, then .... yup, just kill'em.
     
  20. USMCsilver

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    Oh...I thought you were talking about just for fun.

    Then, in that case, yes, I do kill carp and hogs. Both terrible creatures. Robins, I've yet to find a reason to exterminate those.

    My last piggie:

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