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« on: July 05, 2008, 10:52:08 PM »

I just had a really funny thought... I was thinking about good ways to get all the bees out of a bee vac... and then the idea hit me... reverse the flow on the vacuum to turn it into a blower... that would of course tick off the bees... so since they are already mad, put a reducer on the end to make it a 'bee thrower'

In WWI they came up with the flame thrower... now almost a century later, the military proudly unviel's it's new weapon of choice... the military issue bee thrower! 

I'm sorry, it's terrible I know, but it cracked me up.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 10:56:21 PM »

There's been a few people here and there that I believe should get the bee blower treatment!


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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 07:19:36 PM »

I doubt that I will ever find it again, but I read somewhere they tried freezing bees to shoot them into enemy foxholes. The bee thaws and runs them out of the foxhole.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 07:21:35 PM »

Guess what.... I found it.

http://www.beesource.com/pov/weapon.htm
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 07:44:06 PM »

AH HA HA HA!!!  grin

That is hillarius!  Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 08:22:03 PM »

Cool story.


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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 05:55:14 PM »

i remember reading somewhere that in the days of castles with walls the enemy would catapult bee hives over the wall when attacking. they could have used some AHB's for that.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008, 06:28:09 PM »

That might have been these things

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008, 05:16:59 AM »

That might have been these things




Actually, I would think it's more likely it was honeybees.  It would after all, be much more difficult to transport the hornet nest with the catapult, and it would be impossible to breed them like they could with honey bees.  Even if they were lucky enough to find one in a tree nearby, they'd still have to carry it from the tree to the catapult, and even if it could successfully be fired, the paper mache' nest would be too light to travel that distance without being stopped by the wind resistance.  If they used honey beex, they could put them in convenient wooden packages that would split open upon impact, and even though they are more dossile than hornets, the nest being destroyed would be enough to anger the bees enough to sting like crazy.
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