Something Awful Forums (Gold Story: Guy's Anti-Bee Quest)

@theprogamer (10543)
United States
April 26, 2008 10:42am CST
You've got to see this thing for yourself. I could barely breathe at the end. My brother and a couple of friends sent me this link to one guy's quest against bees on his swingset. http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2243176 And in case of error I'll put it in brackets... that's (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2243176)
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Wow, that was scary..Obviously the swing set wasn't used much to have that bee hive. Too bad he couldn't have them moved to a better place..I used to hate bees and always kill them, but since I heard the fact that if all the bees were gone, that within three years, life on this planet would be gone..Bees are needed, just not where a child plays..
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
27 Apr 08
It would have cost a lot for a professional removal. But due to the damage to the lawn and the swingset... professionals are still needed (but more on the repair side and not the bee removal side =p)
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• United States
26 Apr 08
That was funny, scary and downright dangerous but I don't blame the guy at all. The photos were fantastic so much detail.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I think the best ones were those with the guy reacting to the dumb moments (fleeing away) and yes of course the fire is the main event! Hmm... I think there are a few bees near my car... Now where did I put that Lysol and lighter at...
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Apr 08
The pics didn't show up for me, but I got the gist. So get this guy on mylot! We can use his brand of humor and storytelling to liven up the place - especially on weekends! LOL
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Seconded! I tried looking through more of "the goldmine" but didn't find anything nearly as great as what I shared here. Therefore, I have no choice but to reaffirm this as the Legendary status topic it is! :D
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• United States
26 Apr 08
We had a swarm like that in our motor pool once when I was in the US ARMY. A beekeeper came and took them away and was glad to have them. When they swarm like that someone who knows what they are doing can easily capture the swarm and start a new hive. I don't know how to do it, but there are people who do. BTW: 2 quarts of aeorolized 87 octane gasoline such as he threw on the fire at one point could easily create a 50 foot fireball under the right conditions. The US military's 2d most powerful bombs, just under nukes, are fuel air bombs. They have a secret process whereby the fuel (gasoline works well) is instantly vaporized then ignited a fraction of a second later. Our hero of this misadventure could have easily accidently partially recreated the circumstances underwhich these massive explosions occur. Everyone in the backyard could have been killed.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I was waiting for a "grand finale" type fireball. Thankfully it didn't happen and nobody got hurt. While he didn't make it to 50 foot, he easily got 6 to 12 feet... Still... this is not just an epic event posted on the internet, its Legendary! Mylot we need a "salute" smiley. The best I could some up with to fit the event were.. and
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26 Apr 08
Woah. =o That's a LOT of bees! How on earth did that many bees suddenly manage to appear on their swing? That means they were living inside their house, right? The pictures of the guy are pretty funny, but I feel sorry for the bees P= I like bees... Anyway, interesting post, thanks and happy mylotting! xx
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
26 Apr 08
The bees may have been relocating the hive. And I have to agree the pictures are too funny. I think the narration does it justice though "Oh the Beemanity!" "12/23 Never Forget" "Aftermath..."
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• United States
26 Apr 08
I'm dying! OMG this was great! But the guy was an idiot. I had a problem with bees on my swing set when I was about 12. I no longer played on the swing set but I their incessant buzzing drove me up the wall. I calmly walked into my bed room and pulled out a full can of aquanet hair spray (the stuff that would hold your hair in place even if you were skydiving without a parachute) and my lighter. I could stand a good 10-12 feet from the swarm and still coat them effectively with the hair spray. Once I was sure they were all stuck together in the gooey o-zone unfriendly spray I tied a piece of paper around the end of a stick and lit it. No gas, no lighter fluid, just paper and a stick. And bam! Napalm the bees! And what was even better is that since their wings were all sticky they couldn't fly away but the fire burned out as soon as all the hair spray was burned off so they didn't all die but they all fell to the ground buzzing and kicking their little bee legs in agony! To which after they were all off of the swing set I did my own version of La Cucaracha on them poor helpless little bee bodies and I never saw a bee near my swing set ever ever again.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
26 Apr 08
We need a video version of that Cyni! =3 I know it was years ago, but you've got to reinact it! Or maybe hire someone to do it for you... =3
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
7 Jun 08
But its people doing things like that on the net that can really give a great laugh... I know its kind of low and the act itself is unsafe... but... its just so funny!
@aswinbio (174)
• India
1 May 08
yucks... this is really horrible to see so many bees.. i ve seen such things in my real life... there is a honey comd in a tree in our college.. it is so big as there are about 1 million bees....
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 May 08
Swarms can make people uneasy and its worse when they build the hive around where you live or other important places.
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@Hatley (161923)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jun 08
hi as a beekeepers daughter these pics make me feel very sad as the bees were swarming and thats a natural for bees. instead of getting a beekeeper to come and take the swarm away the guy just killed all of them for nothing. To begin with when they are swarming they are not aggressive so the beekeeper would have saved all the bees and not left any behind.I realize they do not belong on a swing set but these people overreacted and killed bees that did no harm to anyone and well it just would have made a lot more sense to'have gotten a professional bee keeper to save both bees' and people from any stings altho swarming bees do not usually'sting.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Of course, and I considered that too. I was just stunned at the lengths the guy went to rid himself of the bees. Thank you for sharing your views on this matter.