Moderator - In Memorium
Aylett, VA 10-frame double deep Langstroth
As the title suggests, I have done something that does not sit well with me. I was contacted by a person whose hummingbird feeders were being mobbed by honey bees. I visited the site and confirmed that they were indeed honey bees, and suggested that he purchase bee and wasp proof feeders such as the Perky Pet feeder. He currently has about 30 of the cheap plastic feeders that everyone agrees leak like a sieve. Instead he has opted to kill the bees which he claims are preventing the HBs from accessing the feeders. The text I got was "I AM GOING TO KILL THEM". I advised him to use soapy water as opposed to insecticide in the hopes that the originating colonies would not also be poisoned. I can't belive that I have advised someone on how to kill bees. I am going to hell.