Skip to comments.Swarm Of Bees Kill Young Pit Bull In North Hollywood
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.
Dont provoke the bees, dont 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.
Killer bees for the win!
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!
That dog was as sweet as Hollywood Honey.
How about spiders that eat bats?
Universal background checks on their assault stingers should be legislated into existence. “Telegram for difi. Telegram for difi.” (Think Blazing Saddles)
Stir up a hive of bees with a chainsaw and blame it on the 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.
I know how good they are, but I MUST still run from them, lol. I have no pollen, leave me alone!!!!
Obviously these bees work for the LAPD, part of their campaign to illegally cull all the pit bulls. /s
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!
Poor dog... but dog-eater Obama is salivating.
Sounds like we’d get along then...
I hate bees of all kinds
Yes it does! =)
No way of knowing from the article, but i’ll bet the dog was chained/tied up outside...
You must be sweet as honey, LOL!
Your post made me laugh.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I second that! :D
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!
Hey, it probably tastes like bacon to her.
Perhaps all the garlic I've ingested within the past year will keep them the heck away from me!
Wow, thousands of little Chet99’s.
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! =)
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.
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.
Not all bees are bad, it is how you raise them.
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!
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.....
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! :)
I am not sure which I hate the worst bats or spiders, snakes would be the very worst.
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.
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.
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.
It is always the 1 bee buzzing around me.
Thanks for the additional info. That’s why I love my FR. I learn SO much!
Everybody loves bacon! :)
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.
My dream is to own a small farm someday, raise chickens and turkeys and maybe have a beehive or two.
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