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Old 07-05-2017, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A Michigan man who tried to use fireworks to remove a bees' nest from his garage ended up burning the building down instead. MLive reports that crews responding to the home in Grand Blanc Township on Monday saw fireworks shooting into the sky from the burning garage. No one was injured.

Michigan Man Tries to Use Fireworks to Remove Bees
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:20 AM
 
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Perhaps another Darwin award candidate?
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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Sounds to me like he successfully removed the infestation.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I love it (not). The worldwide bee populations are declining yet this idiot goes and does this. Yet the article states that "No one was injured." I think that we were all injured by this. How is he not charged with anything for this?
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Bees can be "reasoned with" - except for the African "attack bees". Wasps and hornets, less so. They really can smell fear on you, but if you remain calm (channel Spock) particularly honey bees will remain calm in return. That said if you are not trained and in the right clothes (dress for success, indeed) don't try to handle them, get a pro. Frequently a beekeeper is quite glad to come get them and "give them a job to keep them off the streets".

Around here there are signs up offering swarm removal. As said honeybees are a valuable resource, you wouldn't just up and shoot a wandering cow or horse, same thing don't "blow away" a swarm of bees.
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