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Doug L
I'm wondering what to do with some bees that seem to have found a home in my lawn.I noticed them today while mowing the grass.I was able  to mow over them w/o getting stung today but i don't want to try that again.
I have had  this problem  in my yard before and gasoline and a rock cover seems to work.
This time I'm thinking of trying to just let the  bees be and wait them out.
Does anyone know the life span of bees? They are small with yellow stripes honey bees maybe.
What  do you  guys do?
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Gand28
Sure they aren’t yellow jackets?  They like to nest underground. You can wait until cold weather and that usually kills them off, but disturbing their nest before then can be painful.

edit:  read this and see if these are what you found...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowjacket
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My Name Is Earl
Your photo shows a "Honey Bee". Dont killem!  Call your county agent and ask for a beekeepers name and number. Those little creatures are what keeps us (Humans) in food. HBs hive in trees.
What you are probably have are "Yellow Jackets" . Nests in ground.
Yes gasoline will kill em. Lots and Lots of gasoline!
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Steve66
I'll second yellowjackets.  They are mean little sob's that can sting multiple times.  Honeybees don't usually nest underground.  I had a yellowjacket get in my shirt while riding my motorcycle once.  Stung me 7 times before I could get him out. You also can't hear them buzzing while on a running tractor. Gasoline kills them and just soaking the area with water will discourage them if you don't like the idea of pouring gas in your yard.
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JimL
Yeah, the Honey Bee in your picture doesn't live underground.  If you find a hive/nest of them, someone will be glad to take them off your hands.   Yellow Jackets are vicious and I can't imagine you not getting stung after disturbing them.  A good time to get them is late night when they're back in their hive.  Gasoline and a match is an effective treatment.

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Rubing
Yellow jackets for sure, gasoline after dark will empty the nest out, you don’t have to light it but it looks cool when you do. 
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SteveRetherford
Mow early in the day , there wont be hardly any . they only come out after it has warmed up some  .

in the heat of summer i get a lot of bees drinking water from my ponds , i mean a lot of em , thousands of em , like there is a hive near by , but for the rest of the year i hardly see any of em .

now i am curious what the bees are after in your lawn , is it full of dandylion flowers or something they are gathering pollen from ? or is it maybe just moisture there after ? they have to be after something ????

ya this looks like a common honey bee to me , not a wasp or jacket .
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Gunhippie
I'll second everything above, except the part about lighting the gasoline! It's fire season, folks, and while I'm a happy pyro, I draw the line at burning a neighborhood or town. Gets expensive, if nothing else.

I found an underground yellowjacket nest in a friend's cabin's yard while camping there last summer. I poured about 2 cups of CF down the hole late that night, and the next day, the entire nest was dead. No fire needed! If I'd touched it off, I would probably be responsible for burning a significant portion of the Wallowa Ranger district. USFS gets touchy about that sort of thing.
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warren
Easiest way is to put a clear glass jar (opening down) over the hole.   They will fly in and out, of the jar, but they will not dig another exit and they will die.  That way no fuel out in your yard to contaminate the soil.   Might take a few days. 

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Doug L
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Anthony Va
Them yellow jackets are mean hombres.
Wait until after dark or they'll get after you  

Try pulling up onto a nest in a skid loader lol. I have did that a few times and I consider myself lucky to be alive lol
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Gand28
Even in a blurry pic, it’s a yellow jacket!
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holliswood
That’s yellow jackets in your current post. Wait until dark no matter which method you choose. Check YouTube for yellow jacket traps if you want to attempt that method. Either way, they’re more aggressive this time of year and a bit more poisonous. Be careful!!
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Fj40z
Easiest way and safest way is to soak a rag in gas and throw it over the hole. The vapors from the gas will kill them fast and the rag will cover the hole so they can’t just fly right out. Another benefit of the rag is you’re not saturating the ground with gas. 
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holliswood
Sometimes they have a second hole other than the main entrance. 
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SteveRetherford
YIKES , thats no honey bee !!!
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JimL
>>Even in a blurry pic, it’s a yellow jacket!

Most definitely!

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Chucker
Rubing wrote:
Yellow jackets for sure, gasoline after dark will empty the nest out, you don’t have to light it but it looks cool when you do. 


This.

I noticed one searching for a yard home here a couple days ago. I have my eyes out for them. Nasty boogers. 
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JimL
I would have no hesitation in turning them into crispy critters.  The only other creatures that evil to me are fire ants which attack without provocation.

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mowgod
Yellow jackets are the worst I've run over 2 nests on my 41 years and both times ended up on the hospital.  Set those S.O.B.s on fire and roast there buts the grass will grow back but someone unlucky enough to piss them off and have an allergy may not.
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NYGfan
 I wait till dark then pour the gas in the hole then cover the hole with a garbage can lid. Next day lift the lid and gloat over all the dead yellow nasties
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Moosetrot
I had them in the block foundation of my house one time.  Went down to my shop and I could hear the buzzing in my shop there were so many of them.  They were coming in through a small hole in the mortar of the blocks.  I put Seven Dust in a squeeze ketchup bottle and gave them a liberal dusting in their hole at night.  I think that would also work in a ground nest but a cup of gas and match at night is my preferred method.
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scl
i used wd40,wasp killer and water for mine when i had them and did it at night.  they got me twice while mowing the yard two weeks apart. the first time i did not get the queen but the second time i saw her and ran the mower over where she was but got stung again, that night i got them again and have been free from them ever since.
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michiganphil
For ground nests, I have had very good luck using the powder insecticides. Go out early in the morning before they emerge, or early evening before they return and puff some of the powder into the opening. When they crawl in and out of the hole, they take the powder down into the nest contaminating the whole thing. Anything with dust on it will die. 

Works very well.
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Mike
Pour gas down the hole? Sure hope you're not on a shallow aquifer and contaminate you and your neighbours water supply. 1 litre of gas can contaminate 1,000,000 litres of water, which is also about the dollar amount of what your neighbour should sue you for as their property values tank.

FJ40Z and Warren have it figured out.

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mikew
After dark the mean devils will all be in the hole.  Pour a cup of gas in hole. Game over.  Done this several times.  Doesn't take much gas, the fumes kill them.
Mike
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Optimist Prime
Be advised, OP, that even though night time is  your best bet there will be a sentry out and that sentry will be awake and using your flashlight to find you.  Be quick on the job and don't dawdle.
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fuel brained
I keep a LARGE co2 fire extinguisher just for times like that. Go out just before sunrise and let um have a frosty  morning. No muss no fuss and no stinging and no enviromental damage.
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Bob1774
Sevin dust in the hole will eventually get them all in short order without leaving fuel contaminates in the soil.  If they are active or you can't get close, use a long piece of PVC pipe to blow the dust with an air compressor hose, or portable tank.  As they leave and return, they carry the dust to the nest and share it with the hive.
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SteveRetherford
YIKES , saw this on the web today . never seen anything like it , not even close . these guys are either  BRAVE or STUPID LOL it makes you watch a commercial first :-(

https://www.aol.com/video/view/insane-amount-of-wasps-take-over-car/5d4f1b617a51ca52bfd7578d/
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JeepJeepster
How did you mow without those things going crazy on you? Ive gotten into them twice while weed eating and its NOT fun. Things will chase me 100' away. 
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Chucker
Put a coat hanger through a hot dog, fill an old plastic dish pan 3/4 full of water, lay hot dog and wire on top and watch the carnage. They eat the dog, get fat and sassy then fall in the water. Gotta be smarter than the yellow jackets. 

Maybe one of our Canadian members put that out there a couple years ago? Yup, Darrell:  
Chuck
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UtahColemanUser
Simple $2 wasp trap with any piece of cold cut or meat in it hung nearby will likely clear out the nest in no time. Gas if you are in a hurry.
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DougA
A friend emailed me this after I got stung by a couple of yellow jackets a week or two ago ... I was trimming trees and bushes along the fence line next to my garage and there's apparently a nest in there some place.
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Chucker
Teaching my grandson (3yrs old) that the 'good bees' look a little fuzzy like they have hair - the 'bad bees' don't - and just stay away from both. 

Rather simplistic but it should keep him safer than if I didn't tell him. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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DougA
That's a great way to discern the different kinds of "bees," hair vs. no hair, esp. for little ones.  My mom tells the story of how, when I was a toddler I think I was barely 2 yrs old, out in the yard one day I picked up a bumble bee from the grass and was all proud about it.  She said she just told me, "don't close your hand, don't close your hand," and got over to me and gently shook the bee out of my hand and it happily continued about its business.  I wouldn't have been so lucky with a yellow jacket or hornet ...
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JustOneMore
I have a nest to take care of later tonight. I pour a couple of gallons of boiling water down the hole and saute the little buggers. I get 2 or 3 nests a year. and this method has worked well so far. I do a walk around of any area to be mowed or otherwise worked on before starting.

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25 502s
I wonder it letting a running lawnmower sit on top of their nest hole would do the trick?
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bowenstudios
When I was in high school I had a beagle in a kennel that was acting strange. When I got to him I could see dozens of yellow jackets all over him, they built a nest overnight in his kennel and poor Dan had no way of escaping. I took my shirt off and started beating them off him, recieving probably a dozen stings and bites for helping, dad soon followed with the water hose. That same poor dog also got bit by a copperhead once, a dozen other dogs that never had issues but that guy had nothing but bad luck.

I've got into nests lots of times throughout my life. Never use to be more than a bother, but I got stung by one honey bee this spring and was swollen for days. Would hate to see what happens in another nest.
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vmax29
Make a tuna sandwich and enjoy it with a cold root beer but don’t drink it all and leave  a bit of tuna in the can. Add a bit of fiponil (frontline or the Walmart equivalent) and a bit of sweet soda (that little bit of root beer you had left). Stir it up in the can with a disposable spoon. Leave the can out near the nest where no animals can reach it. Stake in a 2x4 if needed. The nest will be gone and any yellow jacket nests nearby will be obliterated.
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rob_pontius
I like to is what is called "dragon's breath" shells for my shotgun. One shot, end of story. These work well on tent moths as well. It's basically a flame thrower shell for a shotgun. Check them out, there are plenty of YouTube videos.
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