Monster bee

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  1. Blake09

    Blake09 Active Member

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    Speeking of bee's, do you know what this God Zilla monster bee is, it doesent look like it but it is huge around the size and length of my finger. it started with a wasp hive then it made a dome around the hive????????




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    Blake,
    Looks like it could be a Queen Yellow Jacket, if it's as big as you say. Sure looks like ours here in the Pac. No. W. It looks like she is trying to take over a wasps nest as her own. Try to capture her or one of her minions and take it to your local Extension Agent. They may be able to help w/ the ID.
    If it's in your house or garage it could be a real problem. It took us 3 yrs to locate and distroy a nest of "ground nesting" yellow jackets in a rockery. With all the sprays and such available it can be done. Don't let them get a foot hold. They are not nice, especially if someone in the household is allergic!....... barb
     
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    Re: May BEE good news

    wow it sure does look like it thanks :)
     
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    Re: May BEE good news

    turns out to be vespa crabro germana (giant hornet)
     
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    You may try joining www.venomlist.com and posting the pictures there in their "Bee/Wasp" forum. They have a lot of very educated people there that may be able to give you some help. As for trying to get rid of it, I see them as beneficial, as they eat other bugs!
     
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    Weedbender Active Member 10 Years

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    Thats Okey Dokey Blake : )
    I have those Giant Hornets here also. They love my apples and grapes when they are ripe. I've personally never been bothered by them. I did destroy one nest in the ground near my home for fear my sisters children might disturb them when they visit.
    I do have an Aunt that got stung on her forehead by one. She said it felt like she was hit with a baseball bat.
     
  8. Liz

    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Are they what we refer to as European wasps down here. Recent invader (about 25 years) Some years they are chronic and then in more recent times have hardly seen one. Like food scraps, tins of lemonade and coke and can be a problem at outdoor food get togethers if people don't notice the wasp in their drink eg children. Can nest in House walls but also in banks (had one ) Dangerous to grazing animals if they disturb a nest.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Apparently ours is called "Vespula germanic) a nasty piece of work

    Thanks for page. Lot of them

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    ah wow thanks... :)
     

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