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  1. #1
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    Jul 2014
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    Default got a "bee" removal call, but it wasn't bees

    Got a call for a bee removal yesterday. My son and I went to the house to look it over, and right off, both of us saw a problem. "Those aren't bees, they're YELLOW JACKETS!". Apparently, though, she's not as willing to pay for a yellow jacket removal as she is a honey bee removal (though I am glad she WAS willing to pay to have honey bees removed instead of just spraying them over and over until she kills them all out, like she "plans" on doing with the yellow jackets). Called my old mentor and he said he's had several calls for honey bees that turned out to be yellow jackets.

    Anyone else had many calls like this?

  2. #2
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    Sep 2007
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    JACKSON OHIO
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    Default Re: got a "bee" removal call, but it wasn't bees

    This time of year I get a lot of them calls

  3. #3
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    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    Default Re: got a "bee" removal call, but it wasn't bees

    That's why on my listing I put:

    "No cutouts/removals after Aug. 15 till spring."

    I quit answering/returning calls after middle of August.
    Regards, Barry

  4. #4
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    Dec 2014
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    Orlando, Florida
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    Default Re: got a "bee" removal call, but it wasn't bees

    I was asked by a neighbor to come remove his Yellowjackets. They were friendly bees that had probably been there a couple days.

  5. #5
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    Champaign, Illinois
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    Default Re: got a "bee" removal call, but it wasn't bees

    Have two bee jobs coming up so don't blow off a job just cuz of what month it is. The bees are probably doomed but when someone says they'll pay I'm not going to argue. Tenant, landlord stuff gets put off and suddenly it an emergency.

    "Emergency" being the key word. Love when a customer says that word.
    Internet credibility is an oxymoron

  6. #6
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    Default Re: got a "bee" removal call, but it wasn't bees

    Quote Originally Posted by aunt betty View Post
    Love when a customer says that word.
    Ka-Ching. Ka-Ching. Ka-Ching.

    Looks like steak this weekend!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Defiance, OH, USA
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    Default Re: got a "bee" removal call, but it wasn't bees

    I have received 8 calls this year from people who swear they have honey bees in their siding, eves of the house, barn, etc...

    I now use this picture Bee Beenot.jpg that I have on my FB, phone, laptop, & PC that I can send to someone that says "I know I have honeybees in/on my house". For some elderly people that are not connected to the (Electronic Age) I will go out to their home to see. Easy way to help them identify the bees for you...

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