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Old 04-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #11
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The real bees I don't mind. They just kind of float around looking for a way to avoid the steam during the boil. The yellow jackets though are a real pain. They are more aggressive and will do a divebomb. I've thougth about getting one of those screen things to go over my garage door opening.

 
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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There's always these:

http://www.amazon.com/Executioner-Sw...c+fly+swatters

I have two of 'em and they work great on all kinds of bugs. Just give 'em a tap and they... well... they drop like flies.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:02 PM   #13
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I have a bee box in my backyard. I brew in my garage. The bees come around. They don't bother a thing. What's the problem? They won't sting you unless you try to swat or catch them. They may fall in the kettle. So? Leave the bees alone. They have enough trouble with pesticides and colony collapse disorder.

 
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #14
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I feel your pain. Down here in the south I have trouble with flies during the warmer months.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:36 PM   #15
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put out a pan of sugar water ....they will soon take to that instead of the brew.

i had the same problem when burning some honey for brochet mead a couple months ago. had to wear voile over my face in order to contiune...bees by the thousands!!! had 30+ dive into the smokey boiling mass.

didn't even think about the sugar water until it was all over. sugar water is what bee keepers use to supplement the bee's during winter.....

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #16
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I have my own hive of trained bees to fend off any other bees. But now my trained bees are starting to bother me when I'm brewing, so I might get a second hive of bees to keep the first hive in line.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #17
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I have a bee box in my backyard. I brew in my garage. The bees come around. They don't bother a thing. What's the problem? They won't sting you unless you try to swat or catch them. They may fall in the kettle. So? Leave the bees alone. They have enough trouble with pesticides and colony collapse disorder.
Are you the bee whisperer?

 
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #18
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I have my own hive of trained bees to fend off any other bees. But now my trained bees are starting to bother me when I'm brewing, so I might get a second hive of bees to keep the first hive in line.
If you have train bees then why not train them to brew for you. You could relax with a beer and have the bees doing all the work sounds good to me haha

 
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #19
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I have this problem all year, being in South Texas. I was brewing in February and had bees buzzing around. They especially like when you open the Mash Tun lid. Here you not only have to worry about bees, but have to worry about Africanized bees.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:46 PM   #20
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get every bees worst nightmare, Winnie the Pooh. With him around, the bees will be too busy defending their honey to bother you.

 
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