We’re in day 5 of the great bee siege here at my parents’ place in NY. We won some ground yesterday when we opened a wall and found a HUGE hornet nest complex. It was like a mini-version of “Aliens” without the machine guns and explosions (but lots of chemical pesticide).
The portion that we poisoned and tore out was about 2.5 ft deep x 2ft wide x 1.5ft high, BUT we believe there is still a portion of the hive under the floorboards of the second floor.
Bees started appearing in the kitchen and upstairs bedroom about 5 days ago. We’ve been killing about 5-10 an hour from dawn til dusk. Thankfully, they seem to follow a regular activity schedule.
I’m praying for a frost. My nephew hates bees, and he moved over to my sisters’ house. He was trying to tell me the world didn’t need bees. I told him that most plant and animal life would die within a decade of bees disappearing from the planet. I love arguing with 13 year olds. They can’t be wrong.
Back to swatting bees! Back Fiends, Back!!!