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They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: odd story of a dead climber....
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 10:27:38 pm »
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Re: odd story of a dead climber....
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 01:32:47 am »
no doubt.  AZ has a lot i guess. my son worries about them because the bees are attracted into his yard for the citrus bloom.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: odd story of a dead climber....
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 11:39:36 am »
Every time I read one of these stories I wonder if there isn't some sort of scent bomb that could be developed that would confuse the bees and make them less aggressive.

I mean hikers carry emergency gear all the time and frequently carry pepper spray for bears or other people why not a 'scent bomb'.

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Re: odd story of a dead climber....
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 11:44:40 am »
Every time I read one of these stories I wonder if there isn't some sort of scent bomb that could be developed that would confuse the bees and make them less aggressive.

I mean hikers carry emergency gear all the time and frequently carry pepper spray for bears or other people why not a 'scent bomb'.

Just thinking out load here, not saying whether it's feasible or practical, but along those lines....I wonder if something like "bee quick" would/could be effective?  In theory, if you were being attacked and poured an entire bottle of bee quick on yourself, would it help, or would it bee ineffective once they're in attack mode?...Hmm? Thoughts?

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Re: odd story of a dead climber....
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 10:54:53 pm »
I live in SW Fl and deal with The Africans on a daily basis.  Some days are OK but every once in awhile I run into a hot hive.  I have a bottle of my own version of bee quick in the truck.  I wear a jacket so I can get stung through my jeans and around my ankles.  I wet my pants and socks down rather thoroughly and most of the bees leave me alone.  A few will come flying in backwards and try to hit me but they don't stay on me very long.  I also mist it on my veil when I have to crawl under a trailer, helps keep them off my face.