Another lessons learned! (Ouch #2)

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If there is a next time, go crawling through tall grass, weeds, leafy branches etc. You will "lose" more bees this way than any other method that I know of.
I slowly walked through a patch of Autumn Olive shrubs - you can't run through those without ripping your clothes and skin to shreds - but that did not really help.
Had a "good" idea last night: Next time i will run to my neighbors (those with the dog that scares the eggs back into my ducks), knock at their door and ask for help. :lol:
 

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Do you have a pond? Winnie the Pooh jumped into the pond. But watch out for snapping turtles, water moccasins, and liver flukes.
Yes i have a pond! - Snappers, Water Moccasins, Liver flukes and brain eating Amoeba would be my least of worries. If i jump in there i will never make it out without help. The walls of the pond are so steep that even raccoons have drowned in there and even the ducks have a hard time to get out - at least they can use their wings for additional thrust. Plus the pond is just a hole in the loamy soil, so there is no real bottom to stand on and the mud will suck you down.
Still, the ducks love that pond…
 

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I know nothing about bee keeping, so forgive my question if it is a dumb one: for the ants, could you not use one of the granular insecticides that they carry back underground to kill the colony without impacting the bees?
That could hurt the bees on the ground on a later date.

Although I do use the little bait stations that bees can not get into and they still carry the bait into their colony.
 

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