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Swarm Of Bees Kill Young Pit Bull In North Hollywood
CBSLA.com) ^ | March 16, 2013 7:20 PM

Posted on 03/17/2013 9:23:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A swarm of bees killed a 5-year-old female pit bull in North Hollywood Saturday.

The attack occurred in the 11000 block of Cumpston Street.

A tree in the neighborhood was being cut down and there was a bee hive inside the tree. When the bees got agitated they attacked the dog, named Babe.

“Don’t provoke the bees, don’t throw anything at them,” warns exterminator Mason Denny. “Common sense you know.”

The bee hive will be removed Sunday.

No word on how large the swarm or hive is.


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KEYWORDS: bees; california; pitbull; swarm
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1 posted on 03/17/2013 9:23:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Killer bees for the win!


2 posted on 03/17/2013 9:25:04 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin

I hate bees....and spiders. Heck, all insects! When outside in warm weather, you can usually find me “running away” from whatever is buzzing around me!


3 posted on 03/17/2013 9:26:00 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: BenLurkin

That dog was as sweet as Hollywood Honey.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 9:26:00 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: BenLurkin

5 posted on 03/17/2013 9:29:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NoGrayZone

How about spiders that eat bats?
http://www.livescience.com/27947-bat-eating-spiders-worldwide.html


6 posted on 03/17/2013 9:33:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Universal background checks on their assault stingers should be legislated into existence. “Telegram for difi. Telegram for difi.” (Think Blazing Saddles)


7 posted on 03/17/2013 9:34:39 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: BenLurkin

Stir up a hive of bees with a chainsaw and blame it on the bees.


8 posted on 03/17/2013 9:43:16 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: TADSLOS
Killer bees for the win!
Wow, you're hilarious.
9 posted on 03/17/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: NoGrayZone
I hate bees...

They're responsible for about 1/3 of what we eat. I'm not so fond of spiders either and there's no love loss between me an wasps. Bees, however are facinating and I've just recently started keeping a hive. I spent yesterday in a bee yard checking on about 40 hives. They were all pretty well behaved even though we were disturbing them. I am far more comfortable with an unknown hive than I am with an unknown pit bull.

10 posted on 03/17/2013 10:19:18 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper

I know how good they are, but I MUST still run from them, lol. I have no pollen, leave me alone!!!!


11 posted on 03/17/2013 10:23:22 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: BenLurkin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Obviously these bees work for the LAPD, part of their campaign to illegally cull all the pit bulls. /s

Thanks BenLurkin.


12 posted on 03/17/2013 10:24:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: tbpiper
Have two queen packages due at the end of the month. I'm reading the beekeepers manual now,
and am really looking forward to getting my hives up & running!
13 posted on 03/17/2013 10:40:04 AM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: NoGrayZone
"I have no pollen, leave me alone!!!!"

They like your perfume or lotion or something! Betcha smell good!
14 posted on 03/17/2013 10:42:47 AM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: 45semi

The only thing “smelly” on me is my shampoo and conditioner. I HATE perfume, never wear it.

I especially hate those, men and women, who bathe in it!


15 posted on 03/17/2013 10:51:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: BenLurkin

Poor dog... but dog-eater Obama is salivating.


16 posted on 03/17/2013 10:52:26 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Sounds like we’d get along then...


17 posted on 03/17/2013 11:13:57 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: BenLurkin

I hate bees of all kinds


18 posted on 03/17/2013 11:36:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Yes it does! =)


19 posted on 03/17/2013 11:39:26 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: BenLurkin

No way of knowing from the article, but i’ll bet the dog was chained/tied up outside...


20 posted on 03/17/2013 11:44:42 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: NoGrayZone

You must be sweet as honey, LOL!

Your post made me laugh.


21 posted on 03/17/2013 11:52:59 AM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: 45semi
Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Put them on good pollen and nectar flows to promote brood production. Among other things.

For building new comb, sugar water can be used. Hive temp at comb building location needs to be in the high 90's F. They will cluster and build up the heat they need. Use an entrance reducer. Wads of grass can work, or whatever. It doesn't have to be a custom made (and commercially sold) reducer.

But to build up brood, they must have a protein source. I don't care much for the soy powders, but they are commonly enough used as an ingredient in supplements. There are different supplements on the market. I won't try to steer anyone to certain products. If there is a University Library nearby, see if they have any Bee keeping magazines? there were some articles in the last year or so --- but I can't recall which mag.

Water too is important at all times, specially in summer.

Good luck. If you have enough flowering trees around, they may build up well enough with no suppliment. Mixed wildflower is usually very good. Not all pollens are equal, though. Some lack enough protein. An example being comparison of blueberries (not nearly enough) to blackberries (superb!)

Italian or Carni?

22 posted on 03/17/2013 11:54:21 AM PDT by BlueDragon (If you want vision open your eyes and see you can carry the light with you wherever you go)
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To: BenLurkin

I love spiders. I used to play with them with my bare hands when I was a small child, and I was never bitten, oddly enough.

I catch them in the house and put them outside in the warmer months, and in the basement until it’s warm enough to put them outside.


23 posted on 03/17/2013 11:55:43 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: diamond6

Thanks. I usually am, except when I’m ticked off.

Then it’s one of those......step away slowly, do NOT make eye contact, etc, lol.


24 posted on 03/17/2013 11:58:32 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone
Around bees, shampoos can set 'em off. Strawberry shampoo for some reason seems to agitate them. And don't eat a banana then crack open a hive. When agitated, part of the alarm pheromone (and what's released after a sting, which is itself a marker to zero in more stings) smells just like ripe bananas.
25 posted on 03/17/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT by BlueDragon (If you want vision open your eyes and see you can carry the light with you wherever you go)
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To: BenLurkin

NO spiders what so ever!!! I swear they are out to kill me!

Thank goodness for my crazy huntress of a cat Mary. She spots EVERYTHING in our home....hunts it down, plays with it then kills it. Then she eats it, ewwww.


26 posted on 03/17/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: diamond6

I second that! :D


27 posted on 03/17/2013 12:02:55 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I think you’re correct. The dog would have been able to run away from the attack.

Whats up w/ people who chain their dogs outside. Get a damn fence!


28 posted on 03/17/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Hey, it probably tastes like bacon to her.


29 posted on 03/17/2013 12:05:40 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: diamond6
Ugh, mosquitoes LOVE me! I deet myself, including my clothes and they still won't leave me alone!

Perhaps all the garlic I've ingested within the past year will keep them the heck away from me!

30 posted on 03/17/2013 12:08:40 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow, thousands of little Chet99’s.


31 posted on 03/17/2013 12:11:10 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: BlueDragon

No strawberry shampoo here. Not a big banana eater either. I’m telling you, between the spiders and bees, they’re out to get me! =)


32 posted on 03/17/2013 12:12:04 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

That would make sense. Who the heck doesn’t love bacon???? Except the muzzies of course, lol.

Not that I do, but throwing bacon @ muzzies give me a lift....again, not that I do such a thing.


33 posted on 03/17/2013 12:15:34 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone
I wonder...some certain deodorants perhaps? It must be something. Honeybees, particularly when foraging don't have much of anything to protect and will usually have no interest in stinging, even if they're crawling on a person.

They don't like dark clothing...but away from their hive, it's not like they go out and hunt things to sting. That would be counterproductive.

34 posted on 03/17/2013 12:27:19 PM PDT by BlueDragon (If you want vision open your eyes and see you can carry the light with you wherever you go)
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To: BlueDragon
I believe italian, but maybe russian, they couldnt say for certain. Huge demand for queens this year!
Seems like the hobby has really taken off (with preppers no doubt), according to the guy.
One thing I'm wondering about. A HUGE amount of azalea's & pines in the area, and not much other flowering stuff.
In a word, not much 'diversity' lol
I wonder how suburban keepers do ~vs~ rural.
Reading the manual, it seems i've got a lot to learn!
35 posted on 03/17/2013 12:29:14 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: BenLurkin

Not all bees are bad, it is how you raise them.


36 posted on 03/17/2013 12:31:42 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: NoGrayZone
In the upper peninsular of Michigan they have these horrid biteing black flies (some call them deer flies) and once we stopped at the side of the road to take a dip in the lake...We had to walk through some tall grass to get to the lake and the flies came after us and their bite is nasty...I asked one of the natives up there how they live with those dang things....******He told me they put vicks vaporub on their forehead and the back of the neck. It worked, the flies left us alone...don't know if it would work with bees or yellow-jackets (these are the worse, bee's sting and die, yellowjackets just keep on stinging...On the farm, cleaning out the old ice house I had a yellowjacket sting me on my forehead, dropped down my shirt, stung me on my stomach and as I jumped around to get rid of it, it fell onto my foot and stung me there also...nasty guys....bee's leave their stinger in you pumping out venom, and they die...
37 posted on 03/17/2013 12:34:05 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: BlueDragon

Deodorant, perhaps. I try to get ones that aren’t scented.

Although, it is me mostly. As soon as I hear that “buzzing” I run. I’ve seen many people just stand there while a bee is buzzing around and the bee goes away.

Perhaps it is my experience’s as a child of being stung, we all were, lol.

Unfortunately, as an adult, my first reaction to a “buzz” is to run, while swinging my arms around wildly. Anyone around me just laughs!


38 posted on 03/17/2013 12:35:56 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: goat granny
We have those same damn biting flies here as well. This summer I am going to take your advice and put vicks vapor rub around my parameter.
39 posted on 03/17/2013 12:39:53 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I had a dead deer at the end of my property, (hit by car) it was in the 80’s and I was out on the tractor cutting grass, you couldn’t get within 20 of that carcass without actually gagging....Went to the elevator in town for some quick lime to dry out the deer to stop the smell. The guy at the elevator told me to put Vicks under my nose and I could shovel the lime onto the deer and wouldn’t be able to smell it.....worked like a charm, could get right next to the deer and shovel the lime on it....LIme kills the bacteria that causes the odor on dead things...next day, no smell.....


40 posted on 03/17/2013 12:45:27 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: TheOldLady
Remember when you invited me over to your house? Well I am sorry but I can't come.

We have a kind of spider here that lives in the woods, strictly an outdoor spider. We call them writer spiders. One started a web right beside my father in laws back door. He fed the creature daily. He drove up just in time to see me with a can of bug spray kill the ugly beast. He was P*ssed! :)

41 posted on 03/17/2013 12:49:42 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: BenLurkin

I am not sure which I hate the worst bats or spiders, snakes would be the very worst.


42 posted on 03/17/2013 12:51:15 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: 45semi
Reading the manual, it seems i've got a lot to learn!

The experts say much the same concerning their own persons. There's always more, it just keeps going and going.

Keeping things possibly simpler, there is an old saw (saying) "all beekeeping is local".

If it's not stipulated what the race of bee is, my best guess would be some Italian mix, just playing tho odds, and considering your location...and a guess the packages may come from a bit South of you, because earlier warmth brings things to bud & flower sooner, promoting colony build-up, which is "smoked up" or otherwise removed, if even simply shook off frames, with bees from many colonies collected in bulk cages before then being poured/shook into "package" size. They do it to make money off the bees directly, with a side-benifit of reducing swarming tendency of their own colonies which may be maintained for pollenation services. If they produce their own queens also, then they need bulk bees for cell builder colonies, and bees for the mating nucs too. (I did that kind of work last Spring) I kinda' doubt there be much Russian genetic present (unless the supplier runs a mix themselves). The Russians are reputed to be slow to get started in the Spring. Italians and Carniolan start earlier...but mixed race I'm not so sure of. It could vary, like much else.

43 posted on 03/17/2013 12:59:24 PM PDT by BlueDragon (If you want vision open your eyes and see you can carry the light with you wherever you go)
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To: yldstrk
I like bees.

Before the last Mrs. Lurkin separated me from my beloved garden, I would happily water the vegetables while they happily went about their business.

It was a win/win.

44 posted on 03/17/2013 1:01:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NoGrayZone
Unfortunately, as an adult, my first reaction to a “buzz” is to run, while swinging my arms around wildly.

That's a good way of coaxing them into stinging. The sudden movements catch their eye. Slow, calm and deliberate...not so much. That attitude can be tough to keep up when getting stung, I know. Even if getting away from a hive, running isn't advised. Walking steadily away, weaving one's way through a grove of trees can be helpful, though once agitated there can be one or two jack-ass bees who simply won't stop until squashed, even if one retreats some twenty to thirty yards away. Flailing at them...usually just makes it worse.

45 posted on 03/17/2013 1:07:52 PM PDT by BlueDragon (If you want vision open your eyes and see you can carry the light with you wherever you go)
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To: BlueDragon
Can't help it. It's a natural reaction...although I've never been attacked by a hive.

It is always the 1 bee buzzing around me.

46 posted on 03/17/2013 2:37:16 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: goat granny

Thanks for the additional info. That’s why I love my FR. I learn SO much!


47 posted on 03/17/2013 2:38:55 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Everybody loves bacon! :)


48 posted on 03/17/2013 5:42:36 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: BlueDragon

I love Bees. I think they are fascinating creatures. They provide such a benefit to us in pollinating and creating honey. I have told my children they are NEVER to go out of there way to kill a bee. Spiders are another story. Yes they eat flies which I also hate, but spiders are so evil looking, HATE them.


49 posted on 03/18/2013 8:53:39 AM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: BlueDragon

My dream is to own a small farm someday, raise chickens and turkeys and maybe have a beehive or two.


50 posted on 03/18/2013 8:54:45 AM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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