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Just a heads up bees hate WD-40.

Needed to trim back grass around some hives and my big hand clippers were rusty so sprayed them down with WD-40 to loosen them up and the girls came boiling out the hives.


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up until summer dearth, i can run a weed eater without trouble. in the summer dearth, a full suit is appropriate when running weed wacker.
 

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I do a cut n run on my riding lawn mower. I'll come from no where....make a sweep by the front and head 100'away...make another loop back and catch the backsides. Never around the hives long with the mower going. so far...(knock on wood) they havent even turned their heads to look at me. Guess I can consider myself forntunate!!
 

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I have found the weedeater works best. I cut around the back and sides then the front of it. I cut further away in the front then make one fast pass right by the edge and they do not even get mad.
 

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I heard that they don't like ether either.
Your hive looks good from the outside, how are they doing?

Checked the 6 I have over there Saturday, the 4 big ones are really packing it in and I added another box or two to each.


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Your hive looks good from the outside, how are they doing?

Checked the 6 I have over there Saturday, the 4 big ones are really packing it in and I added another box or two to each.

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I was going to check last Saturday, but the weather kept me away.

Got a swarm call from a guy at 183rd and Phlumm, so I will probably run by tonight.
 

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Bee's don't like the discharge of the mower hitting their HOME either. Don't ask me how I learned that. They also don't like the Exhaust from my Truck either. Still learning at 86 Yrs. At least I can learn. Ha. Ha.
 

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It works real good for killing wasps (WD-40). Old farmer I worked for used it all the time.
 

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Bee's don't like the discharge of the mower hitting their HOME either. Don't ask me how I learned that.
My hubby learned they don't like the bits from the weedeater spewed at them when they are partying on the landing board after a long days work. They'd never bothered him before using the weedeater or mower. I guess the girls just don't like being splattered with weed bits and pieces at high velocity. Well, duh!!!
 

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I agree, bees come boiling out when using WD-40 anywhere near the hives. They do not like that stuff at all. I just found out myself just last week when spraying the ants on the hive stand. Used soapy water first, no problem at all. Used WD-40 and out they came, very angry and chased me. I used the WD-40 as I figured it was quicker, easier, and cleaner for me, than getting out the bearing grease, it was almost sunset. I ended up getting out the bearing grease anyways.
 
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