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    04-29-2012, 01:07 AM
  #11
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We had a bee hive in one of our trees so we killed them just on dark- they are less active then. Took some gasoline-petrol and chucked a lit rag in the hollow where they were nesting. Killed them all instantly. Burnt their wings off.

Sorry to all the 'bee lovers' out their. These were dangerous and a threat to the horses so they had to be destroyed
     
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    04-29-2012, 01:51 AM
  #12
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We have a bee hive in the horses favourite tree. The horses stand under it for hours - the bees have never bothered them and they have never bothered the bees.

The place I am working now has standing water in all he paddocks and are always around drinking. Again no issues with horses ring stung.

Why do you have to move them?
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    04-29-2012, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by wild_spot    
We have a bee hive in the horses favourite tree. The horses stand under it for hours - the bees have never bothered them and they have never bothered the bees.

The place I am working now has standing water in all he paddocks and are always around drinking. Again no issues with horses ring stung.

Why do you have to move them?
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Not sure how true this is, but a lady I used to know was in a pasture and some bees were chasing her horses, she jumped out in front of them and got ran over.. resulting in a hernia a few years later.

Not sure what ticked off the bees but better safe than sorry I suppose.
     
    04-29-2012, 02:17 AM
  #14
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Bee keeper! Don't poison them, like Joe said it may be illegal cause there honey bees.
     
    04-29-2012, 07:47 AM
  #15
Foal
My approach.

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I smoked the general area with some wet grass fueled by home grown pine cones (really didn't see much activity, couple of bees) came back, nothing was going on, I packed the hole with more pine cones and topped the hole with some fresh manure. The bubbas came over inspected and gave me the thumbs (well hoof's) up.

Thanks for the advice.

Now back to protecting the tree from the horse-beavers.
     
    04-29-2012, 08:44 AM
  #16
Green Broke
Ground bees, like I figured. Wikipedia says they move their hives frequently.
     
    04-29-2012, 07:28 PM
  #17
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My approach.
Now back to protecting the tree from the horse-beavers.
Man I was over here shielding my eyes for there to be a swarm! (Bad childhood beehive experiences lol) Glad no activity was present!

Though I have heard (idk if it's true or not) but some bark chewing is good for horses.. just not the trees lol!
     
    04-30-2012, 06:40 AM
  #18
Foal
Believe me, I was ready to bolt at the first sign of bees coming out from that hole.

When I pulled the tarp down there was a lot of bee activity (day prior about 3 pm) I went back out around 6/7 pm and didn't see anything going on...nada, I really wonder if they moved after I pulled the tarp?

Whatever happened, they're gone. One of my horses is really sensitive to fly bites, I didn't want to see the reaction from a bee sting.
     

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