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    Bumble bees, bushhogging and, thankfully, a tractor with a cab

    I ran over a bumble bee nest today while bushhogging my field. I stopped counting at 2 & 1/2 million bees well maybe not that many but several dozen were greatly agitated because I had mowed over their entrance. They were dive bombing the cab trying to show me just how much they didn't like it.

    I was very thankful and lucky to have a tractor with a cab.
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    I'm glad that you had a cab too!!
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    Wow! I had no idea Bumble Bees lived in the ground.
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    That cab was worth every penny you spent on it right then. It could cease to exist tomorrow and you'd have gotten your money's worth.

    I have vivid, stirring memories of hitting an in-ground hornets nest with a bushhog on the Ford 8N we had when I was a kid. I don't think anything could've gone fast enough to get out of there as soon as I wanted to!
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    I ran over a small yellow bee nest many years ago with a push mower. I didn't go back for the mower till the next day!
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    I got hung up on an old 55 gallon barrel one time while shredding with our international 1066 turbo. The barrel ended up being full of Africanized honey bees. They swarmed me so fast that I don't have time to turn off the tractor. I ended up losing my shirt and my hat while trying to beat myself with them to smash the bees that were on me. I ran about 2 miles before they finally stopped. I really thought that I was gonna die that day. It took an hour for my dad and brother to pull out all the stingers.

    Went back 4 hours later because my dad was extremely mad that I didn't turn the tractor off. I believe in the bees putting pheromones on you once they sting you because they would swarm me if I opened the door of the truck from even 100 yards away. We ended up having to wait until late at night to get tractor out of there.

    That same year we ended up getting 5 hives on our house alone not counting all the others around the property. Oh the joy of living in south Texas.


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    Glad to hear you had the cab , or things could have been B A D !
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    I think to make amends and get back on their good side is to use a 3PT post hole digger to open their entrance back up.
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    Per Google...

    Queen and worker bumblebees can sting. Unlike a honey bee's stinger, a bumblebee's stinger lacks barbs, so it can sting repeatedly without injuring itself. Bumblebee species are not normally aggressive, but will sting in defense of their nest, or if harmed.
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    That cab was worth its weight in gold that day. Multiple stings can become dangerous if one has had repeated multi sting incidents as we dont build immunity, we become more susceptible after repeated multi stings. Twice I have hit "ground bees", all I could do was jump off the mower and run. Both times they got me below my eye, it swells up so you cant see out of that eye for a couple days. They hit like a claw hammer and it smarts. Swatting six bees with only two hands, it dont work well!

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