Dead bird infested with bees

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  1. SkyHog

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    This is the most bizarre thing, and I don't know how to handle it.

    I have a dead bird in my back yard. Piper keeps wanting to go eat it, so I need to get rid of it, but when I get near it, all I see are hundreds of bees swarming through it. If I get too close, then come after me, as if in a defensive motion.

    First off, is there such a thing as a carniverous bee? Second, how do I get rid of this bird?
     
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    wait till night...gallon of gasoline.....

    Whooooooooooooooooooooooooompfffffffffff
     
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    wait until evening and hit it with a can of wasp/bee killer
     
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    Not bees. Wasps or hornets. Bees don't go after garbage.

    Like Bob says. You stand back 30 feet and hit them with the wasp killer like with a flame thrower. Keep Piper away. They'll be dead in an hour. Any soldiers out on patrol will come back wondering where everybody went.
     
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    LOL - takes care of the bird too.

    My neighbor had a bee / wasp nest in the chimney and hired a guy to take care of it.

    I noticed him up a ladder listening / looking for the nest.

    Then I hear some clanking - he is taking out a brick.

    I'm sitting in the kitchen and I here the "Whooomp" sound. WHAT???

    I look out, and there is the guy up the ladder, smoke coming out the hole where the brick was removed. At this point I decide to watch. After a minute he looks in the hole, points a can of starting fluid into the hole, sprays for several seconds, ducks down and tosses in a match. Whoooooomp.

    A couple more repeats and he replaces the brick.

    The bees were gone.
     
  6. Ted DuPuis

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    When I was a mechanic, we used brake cleaner. No need to light it on fire, the brake cleaner pretty much melted their frail bodies in short order.

    The wasps have a tendency of nesting in my grill. I have a simple solution - turn the grill on. That gets rid of them pretty quick. :D
     
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    Nick, I gotta hand it to ya, you have some of the most wonderful yet bizarre stories. I do believe you, indeed truth is stranger than fiction.
     
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    Hmmm I've used carb cleaner for similar purposes. I like Berryman B-12 here is the MSDS. It's lovely stuff.
     
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    I wondered why I always buy more brake cleaner in the summer.

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