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A buddy of mine wants to start keeping bees, so at the first of the year he bought a deep hive kit, painted it, and set it in his barn for several months while he waited to get some bees. He called me today and said that feral bees had swarmed into the hive body and the frames weren’t even in it. I agreed to come help him get into it, clean up the mess of comb in the deep body, and he could have them as his first hive.

As I approached the hive, I didn’t see a lot of activity, but that didn’t raise suspicion as it was late in the day - 715 or so. I opened up the deep hive body and it turned out the frames were in it...but no bees. Confused, I moved the hive body out of the way, and a few random feed sacks that were underneath it, and that’s when I started seeing “bees” coming out of the ground. It took me a little bit longer than it should have to figure out what was happening. Fairly quickly the heat started at my waist and feet, then moved up to my back and my shins. Ended up with 12 or 13 stings. Unlike bee stings, the pain didnt seem to subside quickly. It’s been several hours and still feeling a burn. No visible reaction, not even swelling, just burning.

After we both ran a good ways, we started hitting the YJ’s off one another. We were slapping each other silly. The best part, other than learning a good lesson, is that I got most of it on video.

I still think its crazy that a colony of yellow jackets moved into the ground directly beneath a bee hive box...

Ryan
 

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now that will be a video i'd like to see. i've got a few of me getting stung. I act like i just got shot every single time. Just can't help myself.
 

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Great video....brings back memories of my youth. You boys are lucky it wasn’t worse than what you got. When I lived down south and spent a lot of time in the Central Louisiana Woods, Yellow Jackets were my greatest fear! Also, when younger.....bee stings (much like yours) weren’t a big deal. Now, a “little ole” Honey Bee sting hurts like heck and swells up a bunch. A few years ago I got a Honey Bee sting right we’re the eyeglasses frame contacts my cheek.....I looked like Mike Tyson had “tapped” me right in the “looker”! �� memtb
 

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Re: Wait those aren’t bees...

I was smart. Put on my bee suit to clear out a yellow jacket nest. Still got stung on the chin through the veil. They are MEAN!
 

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That was a great video! Nice for a good laugh before bedtime. I thought we were about to see a remake of the scene in Talladega Nights where Cal was putting out the imaginary fire while Ricky Bobby was coming out of his clothes.:lpf:

 

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Great video, I get a couple of yellow jacket calls a year.
 

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Thanks y’all. Yes we were very lucky to not be stung more than we were. Those suckers are mean. I hate to admit it, but I had to edit out a few “choice” words in the video. LOL.

I am a new YouTuber, so thank you for the views as well.

Woodstove, I haven’t seen that movie in a long time. That made me laugh.

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Hilarious...woke my wife while laughing! I have a picture of my face all swollen from bee stings from a day that I did everything wrong and one of my hives had had enough. I use it to set my happy butt down when I'm getting ready to do something really stupid. The picture is taken about 6-8 hours after the fact and just before most of it slid from my scalp to my face. Hahaha. Scared children that week (mine just laughed at me every time they saw me).
 
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