Okay, does everyone remember when I did this post a few weeks ago? The post about the enormous beehive we had hanging in our backyard tree? If you don't remember, let me just refresh your memory...
I get the chills just looking at the photos! Anyway, we really didn't have a clue about how we were supposed to get rid of this thing. We called the city, and they told us that they could send someone out to take care of it for $300. That's not too bad considering the problem we have, but c'mon...we are in a recession here!!! That would cost more than the car payment!
So we went down to Target and picked up some of this stuff...
I think what appealed to me the most about it is that it sprays up to 22 feet away! That's a good distance...when it comes to bees, you never know if you're gonna have to make a run for it! Fortunately for me, I was not the one doing the spraying...my Mom decided to take on that roll.
wear try this at home!
You may not be able to tell in this picture, but she actually had a bee on her hand while she was waving to the camera that decided to attack while the photo was being snapped. Unfortunately, I do not have a pic of that. Looks to me though, like the bees knew exactly what we were planning to do!
I also do not have any photos of the hive actually being sprayed. Why? Because even though I am a pathological picture-taker, I am not stupid. I witnessed the event from behind a sealed window inside the house.
I do, however, have photos of what started to happen after. We did this process once a day for about 3-4 days in a row. Bees started dying and slowly, the hive started to fall apart. It fell in chunks onto the ground.
One live bee left...perhaps trying to save some of his buddies?
That's right bees, you picked the wrong tree to do your thing. Don't mess with us!!!
*Disclaimer: We are not trained professionals. If you try what you saw here, you are doing so at your own risk. Many bees were injured during this process. Because that was the point. We needed them OUT of our backyard!