Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
July 31, 2014, 02:07:43 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: What is this?  (Read 965 times)
ZuniBee
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 183


Location: Zuni, VA USA


WWW
« on: April 21, 2007, 08:27:14 PM »

My wife found this bug sitting next to one of the hives. It is MUCH bigger than a bee. By the time I got there she had killed it so I could see what it was. Does anyone have a clue as to what this is?

http://www.zunibee.com/files/photos/33e75ff09dd601bL.jpg

It would take about four or five bees to make the same length and about 2 1/2 bees for height.....
Logged

BeeHopper
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1122

Location: Hopelessly Lost


« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 08:32:06 PM »

My wife found this bug sitting next to one of the hives. It is MUCH bigger than a bee. By the time I got there she had killed it so I could see what it was. Does anyone have a clue as to what this is?

http://www.zunibee.com/files/photos/33e75ff09dd601bL.jpg

It would take about four or five bees to make the same length and about 2 1/2 bees for height.....


Z,

Looks like an European Hornet .
Logged
BeeLady
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 49


Location: San Antonio and DeWitt Co., Texas


« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 08:45:05 PM »

That's a hornet and I just watched a video linked on this site of a bunch of these hornets wiping out a beekeeper's colony.  Good job on killing it - he is not your bees' friend.

Logged

Lauren, aka BeeLady
San Antonio, Texas
Bees in Lindenau, Texas
ZuniBee
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 183


Location: Zuni, VA USA


WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 08:51:46 PM »

Wow, I googled it and sure enough, exactly what you say. I sure hope there are not many around here.

Quote
That's a hornet and I just watched a video linked on this site of a bunch of these hornets wiping out a beekeeper's colony.  Good job on killing it - he is not your bees' friend.

I believe that is the Japanese Hornet that wipes out colonies. Does the European Giant hornet do the same thing? How do you get rid of them besides whacking them when you are at the hive?
Logged

BeeLady
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 49


Location: San Antonio and DeWitt Co., Texas


« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 08:56:35 PM »

Geeze - I don't know - guess it is only the Japanese kind.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1012_051012_hornet_video.html

Then again maybe not.

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2128.html
Logged

Lauren, aka BeeLady
San Antonio, Texas
Bees in Lindenau, Texas
ZuniBee
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 183


Location: Zuni, VA USA


WWW
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 09:02:57 PM »

From reading various sites on the web these hornets do raid honey bee hives.... However, maybe this was the queen -

Quote
New queens prepare nest sites in the spring, usually during April and May. The new queen builds a paper comb, lays a small number of eggs, and rears the first generation of offspring herself. This first generation develops into non-reproductive females (workers) that are responsible for defending and enlarging the nest and feeding and grooming the developing offspring.


Since it is only April I can only hope that this was a queen looking for a good nesting site or looking for food for her eggs. Anyway, I'm glad she killed it..... I'm going to have to become like Cindi and star a war on hornets!
Logged

Mici
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1502


Location: Zagradec, Grosuple, Lower Carniola, Slovenia

tougher than rock


WWW
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2007, 05:23:25 AM »

wasp traps work just aswell on this buggers.
but i don't know, i think they don't present a major threat to a normal hive, it's like you said, it's the japanese hornet we should be afraid of.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.315 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page June 29, 2014, 01:41:47 PM
anything