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ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

But it's covered in BEES and I don't know what to do. My conservationist/environmentalist goddaughter tells me, "We need to save the bees!" but she also runs away in fear if a bee flys by.
I forgot I had a backyard and now I got this giant SHURB in the backyard and it looks dumb as gently caress and messy. I needa saw it down, but it is legit covered in bees harvesting sweet sweet pollen. I don't wanna kill da bees but I needa cut that bush down. IDK WHAT TO DO


Also, there is like...hella spiders building webs from the shed to the bush so I walk into them and then I get all webbed up and it sucks.

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DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

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Incite the Bee-Spider Hellwar

William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



You might be able to find local beekeeping people who will safely take the hive somewhere else but the cost on that ranges from free to hundreds. It's good to not gently caress the bees up, they're important.

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004

one step done and another begun



Nap Ghost

sounds like your bush is supporting a variety of native wildlife. maybe just plant some flowers around it or something and pretend you put it there on purpose

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

Yams Fan

thought you were talking about pubes

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

Yams Fan

can't trim my pubes, they"re covered in bees

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

William Henry Hairytaint posted:

You might be able to find local beekeeping people who will safely take the hive somewhere else but the cost on that ranges from free to hundreds. It's good to not gently caress the bees up, they're important.
There aint no hive! Just hecka flyin bees gathering pollem from this big ol bush

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013
Probation
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ask them to stop, op

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



heh. time for a GOON BEE KILLER PROJECt . This is what you do .. you build a FLAMETHROWER!! BURN THOSE USELESS STING BITCHES

just kidding that's a parady post imitating an old school threadposter

Waterbed Wendy
Jan 29, 2009

airy tender puffs



can you just wait until there aren't any bees there?

Dear Watson
Jun 25, 2005




Hell Gem

Cut the bush down at night, those freeloading bees can find another person to mooch off of

GORDON
Jan 1, 2006

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

I'm waiting for Winter to put a few more nails into my roof facia, because there's a big paper wasp nest up in there.

Maybe wait until it gets cold to trim your bush.

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Big Beef City posted:

ask them to stop, op

Im in it.


Dear Watson posted:

Cut the bush down at night, those freeloading bees can find another person to mooch off of
Theres still the issue of the spiders

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!


Maybe just ignore the bush entirely OP, it ain't doing any harm

Also maybe ignore the spiders too, they eat things that aren't as good or cool as bees like stinkbugs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMQ40qVzm58#t=10s

A Grand Egg
Jan 12, 2020

by Pragmatica


ShortyMR.CAT posted:

from the shed to the bush

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

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Wedge Regret

If they start acting up just punch them in their little bee balls OP

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



Every bee is precious I'm not kidding

Tell your little relative to suck it up

Oh well

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



I reread the op and YOU need to leave it alone please. 2020 is so bad already and what if this is the tipping point of total bee collapse in your area? The fate of AGRICULTURE could bee in your hands.


Please leave it bee.

Let us sing:

Let it bee
Let it bee-e
Yea
Let it bee

Star Me Kitten
Aug 10, 2020
Probation
Can't post for 24 days!


Honestly the easiest solution is wait for winter to cut the bush down. Problem solves itself.

Infinite Karma
Oct 23, 2004
Good as dead



The bees need that bush for nectar or they wouldn't be on it all day. Bee-friendly plants are very commonly planted on purpose. In my climate, bees can be typically seen on sage, hawthorn, and lavender plants, alongside hummingbirds.

Don't cut down the bush. They only flower seasonally, so the bees will depart in due time.

peter gabriel
Nov 8, 2011

Hello Commandos


Is setting the whole thing on fire an option?
If it were me and that wasn't an option I'd look at the things preventing that being an option and make it a priority to remove those things, then set it all on fire

Derpies
Mar 10, 2014





Slightly related does anyone who how to find wasp/yellow jacket nests like our OP here they're invading my chicken coop which needs some maintenance and I can't find where to point the fire to kill them all.

Coolguye
Jul 6, 2011

Required by his programming!


if you need an actual solution then it is to wait until after the first freeze (assuming your area freezes) and then do your cutting/trimming. the bees will be done with the bush and the spiders will have moved to hibernation or died. if your area does not freeze you can check with local botanists to get the pollination calendar for your area. wait until after the pollination season for that bush and then cut it. the spiders will have to be told to stuff it but spiders tend to be made of fairly stern stuff so i wouldn't worry about them. cutting the bush after pollination will not harm the bees, they don't have much memory of this sort of thing so next season they'll just go elsewhere.

if this is a trap and I fell into it then u should rip off their beecocks op

PTSDeedly Do
Nov 24, 2014

VOID-DOME LOSER 2020




Me too, OP -- and I also have a plant in the backyard I need to take care of!

agrielaios
Dec 25, 2009


Wait a week? Its almost winter, well, not a week, but anyway

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

EorayMel posted:

Maybe just ignore the bush entirely OP, it ain't doing any harm

Also maybe ignore the spiders too, they eat things that aren't as good or cool as bees like stinkbugs


This is the problem to begin with! Last year it was like 3 foot bush. Now it's about 10 feet tall and wide and idk what happened ?! The spiders are of the black and brown possibly widow variety. I leave em alone to hopefully catch da BEES


Spinz posted:

Every bee is precious I'm not kidding

Tell your little relative to suck it up

Oh well

Shes the one who tells me to take care of the bees. Shes just really scared of being stung so she'll run inside and tell us not to kill bees (when i go over to her house for a social distance visit)


Coolguye posted:

if you need an actual solution then it is to wait until after the first freeze (assuming your area freezes) and then do your cutting/trimming. the bees will be done with the bush and the spiders will have moved to hibernation or died. if your area does not freeze you can check with local botanists to get the pollination calendar for your area. wait until after the pollination season for that bush and then cut it. the spiders will have to be told to stuff it but spiders tend to be made of fairly stern stuff so i wouldn't worry about them. cutting the bush after pollination will not harm the bees, they don't have much memory of this sort of thing so next season they'll just go elsewhere.

if this is a trap and I fell into it then u should rip off their beecocks op

I live in Southern California! Half the state is literally on fire! The coldest I've seen it drop is 55 degress lmao

Lawrence Gilchrist
Mar 31, 2010



Get a bodygroom OP

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Lawrence Gilchrist posted:

Get a bodygroom OP

Noblesse Obliged
Apr 7, 2012



I was a zookeeper in my first career until I misunderstood what an apiary was for

Waterbed Wendy
Jan 29, 2009

airy tender puffs



Spinz posted:

I reread the op and YOU need to leave it alone please. 2020 is so bad already and what if this is the tipping point of total bee collapse in your area? The fate of AGRICULTURE could bee in your hands.


Please leave it bee.

Let us sing:

Let it bee
Let it bee-e
Yea
Let it bee


i agree, let these bees live, you slouch! they need our help to defeat the capitalists and you would see them struggle on your own lands. they give you flowers and titillations yet you repay them with ruin. nothing but a feudal lord you are!

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

The bush is what needs to die. It just happens bees buzz around there. Also im lazy.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

have a gender reveal party OP

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

Yams Fan

Chinatown posted:

have a gender reveal party OP

lol

Waterbed Wendy
Jan 29, 2009

airy tender puffs



Chinatown posted:

have a gender reveal party OP

i think this is a good idea, you can have cupcakes

William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



Remember to serve lots of soda so the bees have something to drink.

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Chinatown posted:

have a gender reveal party OP

Lemme know if anyone is pregnant currently or in the future

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!


Chinatown posted:

have a gender reveal party OP


Knormal
Nov 11, 2001



Clearly you need to plant a bigger and smellier bush for the bees to move over to, then you can cut the first bush down.

Realtalk if you're in the suburbs just cut it down, there's plenty of other plants for bees to feed on. Unless you're out in the middle of the desert and you have the only flower bush for miles, the bees will be fine.

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Look, i dont wanna deal with the widows either

Also i need a chainsaw. Small electrical one will work because gently caress going in there with shears

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William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



I got a bigger and smellier bush you can borrow

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