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Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« on: June 26, 2010, 10:55:45 AM »
Hi All:

I recently got pooped on by a ton of bees that were swarming from a feral hive in a neighbors tree.  I couldn't resist the opportunity to calculate the odds of this happening and created a posting on my garden blog about this experience.  

As bee keepers, I'm sure some of you may have had the same experience, but for the average guy this would be really unusual.  

Anyway, the posting is meant to be humorous and done in a spirit of fun.  If you want to have a look, it's at the link below to my backyard garden blog.  :)

[Note: Administrator to add link - Have submitted a request since I'm new to the forum]

http://www.plantertomato.com/2010/06/odds-of-being-pooped-on-by-bees-1-to-352-million.html
« Last Edit: June 26, 2010, 02:34:24 PM by buzzbee »
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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 11:43:32 PM »
I walked under my hive when they were swarming, and no poop. How the heck did this happen to you??

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 11:55:13 PM »
I walked under my hive when they were swarming, and no poop. How the heck did this happen to you??

I would venture to say that the swarm was right after a few days of rain, thus forcing the bees with protacted constipation to go on the go.
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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 11:57:49 PM »
Yes makes sense now :-D :-D

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 06:15:12 AM »
I walked under my hive when they were swarming, and no poop. How the heck did this happen to you??

I would venture to say that the swarm was right after a few days of rain, thus forcing the bees with protacted constipation to go on the go.

I walked under my hive when they were swarming, and no poop. How the heck did this happen to you??

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 12:57:17 PM »
Hi Annette:

My guess is you just didn't notice it.  If you were suited up, you might not have felt it.  I was laying on the hammock wearing shorts and no shirt.  I felt it.

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 01:09:12 PM »
Yes that would explain it :-D

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 02:18:03 PM »
Is it as good luck as with birds?

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 06:20:29 PM »
I got pooped on my face by a seagull the day before my wedding. That was good luck.


I am sure ( :roll: :roll:) it must be good luck with the bees also.

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 07:06:21 PM »
That's one hive product that I've never thought about marketing...maybe bee poop facials and good luck wrinkle cream?

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 11:58:49 PM »
You'll notice that in her photo, Annette carries a parasol!

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 12:33:40 AM »
You'll notice that in her photo, Annette carries a parasol!

Not taking any more chances with things in life that can poop on me.  :-D

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 12:34:41 AM »
That's one hive product that I've never thought about marketing...maybe bee poop facials and good luck wrinkle cream?

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Re: Pooped On By a Bees: Odds 1 to 352 Milliion
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 10:10:33 AM »
Interesting...

I wonder what the odds of beeing a beekeeper are?  Of course many of us are just plain odd... :-D

I really detest the smell of bee poop..YUCK!  I'll change my shirt if I got one spot...that smell just don't quit.

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