Meat Bees

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by icegoat63, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    Or maybe you know them better as Yellow Jackets? Have you ever had a run in with 'em? My dad just got back from a trip he took up in Northern California where the Meat Bees over there are Ruthless. He got bit on the hand twice and now its swollen to about twice the normal size.

    I dont see them much at all in town or here in the country. However up in the mountains around here they are everywhere. Real nasty creatures to considering they feed off of rotting carcasses so they carry some wicked germs. I've been bitten a few times and it knots up and swells pretty bad.

    So have you ever had a run in with Meat Bees?

    YouTube - Yellow Jackets - Vespula vulgaris - Meat Bees
     

  2. RATTIE

    RATTIE Registered Member

    I didn't even know they existed!
    I don't like the sound of them though...........

    Hope your Dad went to the Doctor?
     
  3. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    Ugh that's gross. I've never heard of bees doing that. You don't get that in England (as far as I know) which I'm glad about.
     
  4. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    I have never seen them called meat bees but ya they runamock down here
     
  5. Nightsurfer

    Nightsurfer ~Lucky 13 strikes again~

    I hate those little suckers. We have them here. When ever I BBQ they come in swarms, so now I put an opened can of tuna or fat trimmings way out in the yard to attract them there instead of my grill.

    I hate the sweat bees too!

    Ice have your dad put garlic paste on the bites and it will pull the venom right out..It's a southern trick...Trust me it works!
     
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  6. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    I don't know if we have those here. We have plenty of bees, but they don't cause too many problems.
     
  7. English-Emo-Boy

    English-Emo-Boy Supreme System Lord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Yeah quite right.

    Those things look menacing, flying piranhas infact.

    All we get are little bumble bees!
     
  8. Duke1985

    Duke1985 EatsApplePieShitsFreedom

    Those guys are defiantly little bastards. We got em all over in Michigan.
     
  9. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I've never heard of them carrying "wicked germs" but I know them as Yellow Jackets and yes.

    They're assholes.
     
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  10. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    I've been stung by one once. |:

    Wasps are what really went after me.
     

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