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Stings of misfortune: Horse succumbs to bee attack
« on: June 23, 2012, 08:52:36 PM »
Interesting story from our area.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_d3331ffe-bcdb-11e1-84f0-0019bb2963f4.html
Interesting to read some of the comments to the article.

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Re: Stings of misfortune: Horse succumbs to bee attack
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 09:05:40 PM »
don't think there's any reports of AHB that far north?  wish they'd had a better picture.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Stings of misfortune: Horse succumbs to bee attack
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 08:21:02 AM »
This is not good Public relations, but honeybees can and do kill horses.  Some are sensitive to bee stings.  Just like with people, most are not sensitive.

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Re: Stings of misfortune: Horse succumbs to bee attack
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 11:04:48 AM »
Local beek says they're ABSOLUTELY not honeybees and pest management guys says they're honeybee (AHB or EHB). Again, another story where all the facts aren't know other than the emotional state of the parties involved and the demise of a precious animal. In other words, sensationalism takes the day. Wish they would have included a picture of the INSECTS that were collected and credited with the attack.

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Re: Stings of misfortune: Horse succumbs to bee attack
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 03:12:51 PM »
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This is not good Public relations, but honeybees can and do kill horses.

true....but horse rubs on tree and knocks down swarm that attacks him OR horse rubs on tree and knocks down wasp nest that attacks him.

absent AHB...and there is no report of the people being attacked when she grabbed the horse/cleared the insects....the wasp/hornet seems more likely.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville