A Big Ol Bees Nest

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Harvey Harvey
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A Big Ol Bees Nest

Holy cow.  It was pretty cold last night but I didn't have the guts to go after it:



Anybody know someone in North Creek who could help me with this?
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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Just go to the store and get that spray, spray it from afar, wait a while for the spray to kill everything, then knock it down.
trackbiker trackbiker
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MC2 5678F589 wrote
Just go to the store and get that spray, spray it from afar, wait a while for the spray to kill everything, then knock it down.
Make sure you wait until it is dark and all of the wasps have gone into the nest then spray it straight in the entrance hole.
Chris Chris
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That's a wall hanger, have patience and keep it in good shape
The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
D.B. Cooper D.B. Cooper
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To prevent that in the future, I understand that fake nests are sold (I think for bees, but could be for wasps).  As they are territorial, if they see a nest, they won't build one in close proximity.
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I've never taken one down quite that big, but I've had to get rid of a few of those nests.  I always prefer the foaming sprays, as it expands to fill the cavity inside the nest.  May not be any better than other sprays, but I feel like it offers less opportunity for escapees, or should I say escabees!
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Leave it alone. They will be gone shortly!  Then hang it inside!
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campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Chris wrote
That's a wall hanger, have patience and keep it in good shape
THIS!!!!!!!!!

If you decide to spray it don't knock it down for a few days. Let all the remaining bees return and enter the hive to breathe the toxic fumes.

BUT!! As Chris mentions you will have a great wall hanger if you can deal with it for just a little while longer.

https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/preserving-and-displaying-hornets-nest
tjf1967 tjf1967
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They wasps are going to be dead in December.  Its a nice looing nest that could be used as an ornament.  Spray it with something to firm up the nest and you will have it for years.  
Jamesdeluxe Jamesdeluxe
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"The paper-like nests are made of chewed wood fiber mixed with saliva."

Who knew?
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