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Arapiles Bees
gfdonc
23/11/2009
4:23:15 PM
Bump.
Could I get an update on the bees on Collision Course wall? Last time I was there in May I got stung and retreated. Anyone know if they are still there?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/11/2009
4:31:46 PM
On 23/11/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>Bump.
>Could I get an update on the bees on Collision Course wall? Last time
>I was there in May I got stung and retreated. Anyone know if they are
>still there?
>
Now that you have given the game away with this post gfdonc, you will be unable to sandbag your partner into leading the 'crux' pitch there!
;-)
gfdonc
23/11/2009
4:36:27 PM
Only if they read Chockstone!
JDB
23/11/2009
5:20:22 PM
On 23/11/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>Only if they read Chockstone!

GFDonc, just take an apiarists 'smoker' with you, that way you can put up a 'smoke screen' so your seconder can't get any beta on the crux rooflet.

Don't know which is worse..........a smoke screen or a sand-bag ?
prb
23/11/2009
5:42:14 PM
The bees thwarted an attempt by us on Collision Course in October.

ajfclark
23/11/2009
9:29:50 PM
I carefully rapped past that hive on Cup Weekend. Looked pretty active.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/11/2009
10:47:13 AM
On 23/11/2009 ajfclark wrote:
>I carefully rapped past that hive on Cup Weekend. Looked pretty active.

You danced past it?
~> I would think that would get them excited!
... or were you abseiling?
;-)

ajfclark
24/11/2009
10:59:13 AM
No, I got my flow on: "Bees, bees, don't hurt me please"... etc...
gfdonc
24/11/2009
12:21:14 PM
Should I ask Tracey to negotiate for access?
bl@ke
24/11/2009
1:26:35 PM
Has the hive been removed before?
egosan
24/11/2009
1:32:36 PM
I am not going to read the whole thread to see if this has been asked.

Are they bumbly bees?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/11/2009
1:45:33 PM
Good one egosan.



On 24/04/2007 Access T wrote:
>
>After consultation with the Ranger at Arapiles, the VCC will be starting
>a database of known hive locations. One of its members has been a beekeeper
>for 30 years and is keen to share his knowledge and work on the database
>to assist the Ranger and ParksVic in establishing the best way to eradicate
>the bees. This will also be useful in warning people, the areas where
>bees might be a problem. With regards to the eradication, this is a serious
>job that should not be undertaken without the consent and involvement of
>Parks.
>
>If you know of a location of a hive please forward on this information
>to vccbeehive@yahoo.com.au Information such as area, crag, climb, location
>on climb, how long the hive has been in situ etc.
>
>Hopefully we can help to get this problem under control.
>
>Tracey Skinner
>VCC Access and Environment Officer

& on 25/05/07 wrote;
>Hi All,

>There is a database of hive locations and their status on the VCC website www.vicclimb.org.au Just check this to see when they have been eradicated and keep the information coming in if you notice any new ones. Hopefully we will be confirming a couple more reports in the next few weeks and a couple more for eradication.

>Thanks

>Tracey Skinner

~> If applicable, it might be time to update this again ?
bl@ke
24/11/2009
3:22:36 PM
On 24/11/2009 egosan wrote:
>I am not going to read the whole thread to see if this has been asked.
>
>
>Are they bumbly bees?

Na bees crank hard as, probably 40 plus. being serious i dont think there are any actual bumble bees on the mainland, there are some in tas though. coolest things ever.

jkane
24/11/2009
5:21:43 PM
Agree that Bumble Bees are cool. One of my favorite creatures. I think they were introduced to Tassie because they are such good polinators. Hopefully this won't happen on the mainland in these more enlightened times.

The question that's bugging me is...
If a bumble bee stung a bumbly's bum, what colour would the bumbly's bum bee?

I asked this before in the bumbly thread but for some reason it got ignored...
egosan
24/11/2009
9:34:06 PM
On 24/11/2009 jkane wrote:
>The question that's bugging me is...
>If a bumble bee stung a bumbly's bum, what colour would the bumbly's bum
>bee?
>
>I asked this before in the bumbly thread but for some reason it got ignored...

ask Eric.

salty crag
24/11/2009
11:02:11 PM
Bumble bee's introduced to Tassie by poppy farmers to pollinate crops, really bad for native flora. Honey bee's not good either but by-product is yum!
Rule of thumb, don't go near or disturb hive if change of weather is nigh, especially thunder storm, these tend to send them a bit troppo. If you want to eradicate them approach the hive calmly, show no fear (like most critta's they can sense it and show no mercy), place a slow release bug killer close to the hive, the old "Sheltox pest strip" works really well. May take a week or two but hive will die out. Important to get rid of all comb as other swarms will be attracted to it and will move in. Best to approach a hive on a hot clear day when their working flat out or leave it to an Apiarist. Wild hives tend to be a bit aggressive (survival of the meanest) if you don't have experience then leave well alone. Bee's hate petroleum products, weather changes (as afor stated) and alcohol.
JDB
25/11/2009
10:43:59 AM
Perhaps the route could be re-named.......

eg Pollination Street, Sting in the tail, Hive of activity ?

gfdonc
25/11/2009
1:49:51 PM
I'm still hoping someone will offer to nuke the bastards before I get there on Sunday ..
Access T CliffCare
25/11/2009
2:14:22 PM
On 24/11/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>Should I ask Tracey to negotiate for access?
>

Sorry Steve, I had a chat - they ain't shifting. Something about prime real estate..

And as far as the offers to nuke em, can't say that people were banging on the door to climb into the bee suit, haul petrol up the cliff and run the gauntlet of peed-off bees.
JDB
26/11/2009
12:50:50 PM
On 25/11/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>I'm still hoping someone will offer to nuke the bastards before I get there
>on Sunday ..
>

Oh well GFDonc, you'll just have to do Orestes instead ?!

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