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#6499033 - 10/17/16 11:08 AM Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6198
Loc: Undercover
Does anyone any have experience with ridding a blind of bees? We ran into this problem this last weekend and although I hate to admit it, the bees won by a wide margin. Professional help is probably out of the question because of the location.
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#6499040 - 10/17/16 11:13 AM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21525
Loc: Texas
Bees or wasps?

Have put a bug bomb in blinds for wasps in the past and that worked. A No Pest Strip in the blinds prevents the problem from happening, put one in in the Spring or when filling feeders late Summer

Most of the complaints I hear are Wasps using blinds for getting through the winter. Most of the time they are annoying but not aggressive as they are not protecting nests at this time of the year.

Bees on the other hand are a different problem
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#6499048 - 10/17/16 11:17 AM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
BenBob Offline
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Bees are what we need help with.
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#6499050 - 10/17/16 11:18 AM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
redchevy Offline
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Roach bomb should do the trick.

During the cold I never worry about them and its never been an issue.
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#6499146 - 10/17/16 12:20 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1614
Loc: Denton County
WD 40 with a lighter or hair spray. Just don't set blind on fire.

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#6499152 - 10/17/16 12:24 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
fouzman Offline
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We have an old tower stand on our place with a huge hive between the floor of the stand and the base. You can't even get to them with a flame thrower. And they will mob you on your way up the stairs. I'm hoping for a lightning strike. roflmao

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#6499170 - 10/17/16 12:36 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
Greg Z Online   content
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Registered: 02/01/05
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Loc: TX, Rockwall
make a smudge pot out of a coffee can, put it in and close the door.
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#6499568 - 10/17/16 04:49 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
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If you cannot get a beekeeper out there to remove them you are best off hoping they will move on their own.

Once they get their scent all over it they will continue to come back.
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#6499611 - 10/17/16 05:26 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
KG68 Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6314
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
I waited until after dark and used a hand sprayer with a malathion mix. I put on a heavy jacket, full face toboggan, gloves went in closed the door and gave'em he!!. What I didn't kill were gone the next day. bolt

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#6499921 - 10/17/16 08:34 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
nocknload Offline
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Registered: 12/01/13
Posts: 95
Loc: DFW
drop a bomb in the blind

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#6500026 - 10/17/16 09:28 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 16829
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Derek on the TFF is our resident Bee keeper and all around expert. Highly recommend you PM him for advice. Good guy even if he spends more time fishing than hunting.
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#6503864 - 10/20/16 09:56 AM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
Hunt n Fish Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
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Loc: Azle,Tx /Hunt Jack Co.
Hmmmm........ nidea

Put up another blind and go into business selling Honey! peep
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#6503933 - 10/20/16 10:36 AM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
snake oil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 148
No Pest Strips will work on wasps and bees..........

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#6504100 - 10/20/16 12:47 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 1832
Loc: Llano County TX
I watched a professional remove some bees once. He dug into the pile and scooped about a soft ball sized swarm of bees into a box and then set the box on the ground. Within 10 minutes most of the bees were in the box. He relocated them to his property. He said its all about finding the queen and the others will follow. Be gentle and don't hurt her or they'll attack. He said the ones that didn't make it into the box would die without the queen.

Well there's how you do it. Let us know how it turns out. popcorn
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#6504375 - 10/20/16 03:42 PM Re: Need Help on Bee Removal From Deer Blinds [Re: BenBob]
Schpanky Offline
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 948
Loc: DFW/Taylor/Coke County
I would definitely call a professional....if you choose to go at them yourself, do us a favor and record a video...please... grin

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