gutter clean problem

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by adrian5139, May 30, 2012.

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  1. adrian5139

    adrian5139 Member
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    ok so there i was this morning with 2 side by side houses to do gutterings on, (full of pine needles), so working away & the chap in the one house said, "when you go round the back theres some bees hanging about," so i said i would have a look for him, well when i walked into the back garden there must have been 2-3 hundred bees if not more all round this bush. I politely said ok fine thats me done for today when you have them sorted give me a ring & i will come back. Think the custy had a death wish, went & banged the tree with a shovel to make sure they were still there & by god they was so half a day today, great !!!!!!!! :huh:
     
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  2. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Man!

    I had a swarm near me a few years ago whilst working...opposite my parent's house. We had to get a specialist bee keeper out to come and take them away, he said there were about 50,000 bees there!!

    They eventually formed a massive rugby ball shaped clump on a bush. He said the follow the queen wherever she goes.
     
  3. simon

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    i've only ever been stung twice both times while w/cleaning i dont mind the odd few but a bunch like that i'd be off like a hare
     
  4. Matty H

    Matty H Forum Addict
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    If I see any try spraying them with the pole if that doesn't work just smash em with pole instead (taking care not to hit pole on anything) :huh:
     
  5. adrian5139

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    well been & finished job on guttering lady told me beekeeper came & took the bees away, he estimated 5-15 thousand of them so much for my 2-3 hundred lol
     
  6. AS Window Cleaning

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    swarms are scary things alright. even trying to clean windows near wasps nest they kept trying to attack me....sod that!

    one is bad enough, a swarm? I'm out!
     
  7. Belfastcleaning

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    Hate doing bottom windows beside big bushes you can always hear the buzz but can't see the feckers
     
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