Thursday, September 04, 2008


Nothing makes the hairs stand up on my neck like a flying insect that stings. And nothing gives me the heevie jeevies more than a bunch of flying insects that sting. So, imagine my horror when my son came in from outside to tell me that there was a bee hive in the bird feeder. "A what?", I ask. Yep, there it was. There is a big hole with a few yellow jackets or hornets (not sure which and does it really matter?) surrounding the hole if you look closely. The top of the nest is the top of the bird feeder and the bottom of the nest is the bottom of the bird feeder. I think it is the size of a basketball. The thing is so camouflaged that I have no idea how long it has been there. Do these nests go up fast? I do know that tonight they are going to DIE!

I am getting sick to my stomach just knowing this nest is out there!


Cheryl Wray said...

I'm not a big fan of flying, stinging things either. I still remember getting stung on the foot when I was maybe 4 years old. Yuck!

Auburn Kat said...

I'm not a fan of them either!!!

Char said...

I am so allergic to beestings! When I was in HIgh School I was a bit of a biker (haha!) and was riding my motorbike home and went through a swarm of bees. One flew up my blazer sleeve (yes, we wear uniforms to school in South Africa) and stung me in the crook of my arm. By the time I arrived home, just two or three minutes later, my arm had swollen up so much that I had to unpick the sleeve to get my arm out of it. Needless to say, I keep a wide berth from those buzzing buggers now.