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« on: February 05, 2010, 06:47:51 pm »
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I dont really know where to post this but us ghost town treasure hunter's have a new problem and its a serious one,The so called Killer Bee's have taking up residence in some of the old buildings,trees and other places in and around the old towns. These guys,once they attack dont stop,and can kill you in short order. Using headphones will stop the noise part(they dislike noise) but if you trip over or disturb their nest, you have got a world of serious pain and can get killed. I really dont know the answer how to prevent an attack---or what to do when attacked, they will follow you for miles if you run,if you fall down to play dead they wont stop stinging--I have seen survivors of attacks on you tube,and its gruesome and these people were close to medical facilities,I cant imagine what would be the odds of getting help when your in a remote location,I dont know if carrying bee sting medicine would help you but Im sure it couldn't hurt and maybe save your life,I haven't read any reports on the subject. The best thing to do is when you get to your site,get out and look for them before getting the old detector out,look for any nest of bee's and if you find them just leave the area,you dont want to get into a scrape with them and unless your a bee expert you dont want to move them,you cant tell an African from a European bee so its best to leave them all alone.


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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 02:46:24 pm »
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Is this in the southwest ?

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 07:53:13 pm »
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Is this in the southwest ?

This is in a lot of the country, including parts of the southwest

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 07:59:27 pm »
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 Devil You ever run into these things the best deterent to have with you is break parts cleaner you can hit them in the air about 15ft away it melts there wings may give you a chance to take cover

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 09:03:05 pm »
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I use to be a water meter reader and was issued a spray can of anti-bee stuff called  " Bee Bopper ".  This stuff could spray like 15 feet and kill them on contact.  They would just drop right out of the sky in a micro second.  Amazing was the word I used the first time I had to try it.  I hope this helps us all find something that will protect us.  I hate to kill them as they do us all a great service by pollinating and they are dieing off because of the Sun Cycle we are in.  So if anyone out there has a remedy that will help us and save the bee's please let everyone known.  I was always told if attacked run through bushes letting the branches fly back and hit them.  Or jump in deep water and swim under water until a safe distance away.  Or you can try the old bear trick of THing with a few fat and out of shape friends.  If attacked just out run your friends ha...

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 10:14:33 pm »
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Africanized honey bees, called "killer bees" have become prevalent in many regions where Ghost Towns are located.

While you can't tell by Looking at them, they are VERY aggressive and will continue to sting you MUCH farther from the nest than common honey bees.


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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 11:31:22 pm »
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I saw a documentary about bees and it recommended pretty much the same as the below article from tusconweekly.com..............

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"The risk to life and limb," says Schmidt, "is pretty much over once you're 200 yards away. By then, you're far enough away not to be done in by them."

Image Barring an allergic reaction, an able adult should be able to withstand 300 or 400 stings, Schmidt says. In the minute or so it takes most people to figure out they're under attack, they could receive anywhere from 50 to 200 stings, Schmidt says.

Clearly, knowing exactly what to do without mulling it over would save a lot of stings, and possibly your life. The formula is simple--run like hell. Diving into a swimming pool or hiding in a bush will only get you stung to death. Once riled, the bees will vigorously patrol their territory for hours stinging anything they encounter.

While running, try to protect your eyes, nose and mouth. Just like G. Gordon Liddy, Africanized bees believe in head shots. Hands pressed over the face with just enough space to see is a good makeshift shield. As long as the bees can be kept from obstructing vision or respiration, a few dozen stings can easily be weathered.

In the documentary I saw they actually incited the bees to sting and used a human like figure as a test subject.  There were sting all over but he highest concentration of stings was to the eyes, nose and mouth.  There opinion was the same as the above article.  Distance is the best defense.  Run until you are no longer being stung.


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