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County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« on: July 03, 2010, 03:15:50 AM »
You just can't make this stuff up.

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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 01:22:54 PM »
Thats just crazy.

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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 01:53:34 PM »
Turns out that the culprits were two wasp nest, in a palm tree. One of our local beekeepers' sons was stung by a wasp near that very spot the day before. Crazy.

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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 02:28:14 PM »
See, the bees get the bad name when they were not actually involved.

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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 04:08:11 PM »
Well it *was* dark when the stinging happened.

And many of the news sites have http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inalameda/detail?&entry_id=67169updated their articles to say that it was wasps, not bees.


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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 11:40:26 AM »
Rule #1, never use fireworks on any type of bees nest, unless you have a video camera ready.

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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 11:45:51 AM »
This proves my theory that not every other person I run across is allergic to stings, like they say they are.


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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 12:52:48 PM »
JP, if everyone wasn't "deathly allergic" to bees we wouldn't get near the removal calls that we do!

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Re: County Fair Fireworks Panic Bees, 100 People Stung
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 01:22:38 PM »

I don't think that it should be the bees getting the bad name.

If only a few wasp stings were all that anybody suffered from fireworks.
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