"Honey and the beeees!!!"

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  • #599907
    bein_hasdorim
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    I love honey and honey loves me. But I don’t like bees in my Sukkah,

    or anywhere else near me.

    How can I have my honey without the bees please?

    P.S.

    They must like our food too because even after I’ve spent some quality time with my honey and placed my honey back inside they come to visit and bring their friends too!

    #897755
    Health
    Participant

    Use a bee trap. Either you can buy one or make your own. That’s one of my favorite parts of Sukkos -watching all the bees in the trap. Try to have a few outside and one inside, just in case the lady misses the outside ones. Ah- the drones (male bees) all they do is lay around all day. I guess I do that too sometimes, but I would get to do it all the time if Odom wouldn’t have gotten cursed!

    #897756
    Jothar
    Member

    Standard bee traps work quite well, although with the bee shortage I keep reading about, maybe killing them is not a good idea.

    #897757
    Queen Bee
    Member

    You don’t want me in your sukkah? =(

    #897758
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    They are not bees, they are Wasps (Yellow Jackets). At least thats what I get

    #897759
    ravshalom
    Participant

    My personal experience would point to meat, not honey, as the bees’ primary attraction. It makes sense too – how could they possibly know you have honey?

    #897760
    nitpicker
    Participant

    It usually isnt bees that you see in your succah or ‘Bee’ trap.

    it is usually yellow jackets or other type of wasp.

    They are more willing to sting than bees, but still probaply

    won’t unless they feel attacked.

    #897761
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Yellow Jacket Wasps do not Die when they Sting you unlike a Bee

    #897762
    ✡onegoal™
    Participant

    zahavasdad- NO wasps die when they sting it is only bees. They like the soda and the challah and a bee trap should work to get rid of them.

    #897763
    A Heimishe Mom
    Participant

    It is the meat, liver, and wine that attract the bees. Not the honey.

    #897764
    MiddlePath
    Participant

    The only bee I’d let into my sukkah is Queen Bee.

    #897765
    Queen Bee
    Member

    The Queen Bee sends her royal subjects to the sukkahs all around town. But she chooses the Sukkah on the MiddlePath.

    #897766
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    MP & QB 🙂

    Enjoy Shticky’s funny take on that wasp and subsequent queen bee:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/limericks/page/13#post-302462

    #897767
    Bar Shattya
    Member

    Netting. And a door.

    #897768
    MiddlePath
    Participant

    ayc, thanks for the link! I am amazed at how thoughtful you are to be posting helpful links in so many threads. Really, if I can speak for everyone here, we really appreciate it!

    Back to this thread:

    Whilst all of the Queen Bee’s royal subjects are being trapped and shooed out of sukkahs all around town, the Queen Bee herself is peacefully munching on some challah with honey, undisturbed, at the sukkah on the MiddlePath.

    #897769
    i love coffe
    Participant

    Thank G-d I never had bees (or wasps) in my sukkah. I only get flies if its hot outside. Does having bees in your sukkah have to do with certain places where you live and season? I never heard of this.

    #897770
    Bar Shattya
    Member

    eat your honey on pesach instead

    #897771
    Queen Bee
    Member
    #897772
    Health
    Participant

    Queen bees are even lazier than drones -they never leave the nest until the whole colony is dead. Then they either die or hibernate till next spring. The woman always has to beat the guys. If the guys are lazy, then there is a woman (queen bee) who is lazier and fatter than them.

    #897773
    observanteen
    Member

    And what’s the moral of the story?

    #897774
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    MP

    “ayc, thanks for the link! I am amazed at how thoughtful you are to be posting helpful links in so many threads. Really, if I can speak for everyone here, we really appreciate it!”

    WHOA, MP!

    Thanks for your kind words. And for taking the time to notice and comment.

    Everyone needs a good word now and then, and yours came at just that time.

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/lakewood-assering-texting#post-310065

    #897775
    MiddlePath
    Participant

    ayc, thanks! I’m so happy I was able to help in some way!

    QB, great ending 🙂 I’m not sure what the moral of the story is, though.. Maybe you can think of it?

    #897776
    Queen Bee
    Member

    Well, not every story needs to have a moral, but let’s see…Hm…I’m not that great at this, but how about:

    In life there will always be people who are rude, who make you feel unwanted, unwelcome and put you down. But as long as there is at least one person who makes you feel wanted, welcome, who cares, whom you can count on, you’ll be okay.

    #897777
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Bees werent a problem this year

    Mosquitoes were. I got totally bitten up by Mosquitoes. I dont think any Wasps came into the Succah

    #897778
    MiddlePath
    Participant

    Wow, QB! That’s really nice! I would never have thought of that…Thanks!

    #897779
    TweetTweet
    Participant

    I think many people had problems with mosquitoes, due the large amounts of rain that we had this year. We all got bitten up like crazy!

    #897780
    Queen Bee
    Member

    Thanks, MP.

    I didn’t have any “real” bees this year. Maybe one mosquito. I loved the rain!

    #897781
    GumBall
    Member

    This year we had TONZ (sorry Kshmo Kein Hu and onegoal I just had 2 make caps this time!!) of mosquitos!! help!! I’m allergic to them and i got bitten and it blew up so big its scary!! help!! I hate them!! their must be a reason hashem put them in this world!! please someone tell me!! I hate them!! ewww they’re gross!!!

    #897782
    2scents
    Participant

    Gumball, your allergic to mosquitos? I never heard of someone being allergic to mosquitos.

    Bees and other insects are common but never heard about mosquitos.

    What type of reaction do you usually get?

    #897783
    TheGoq
    Participant

    no skeeters, one bee.

    #897784
    Health
    Participant

    For Mosquitos -Use Off before and After-bite after.

    #897785
    2scents
    Participant

    Why bother? Just let it itch its way through. Before you know it it will be gone. Just don’t scratch the bite.

    #897786
    Health
    Participant

    2scents – Most people when something itches -they scratch.

    #897787
    2scents
    Participant

    That’s why I offered my unsolicited advice. Don’t scratch it! Don’t do what most people do!

    #897788
    Sister Bear
    Member

    We heard an interesting thing to get rid of bugs by your Sukkah, if you use dryer sheets and put them around the perimeter of your Sukkah. We did it last year and it worked, this year there was no need to because of the rain.

    #897789
    twisted
    Participant

    Eating garlic on a regular basis ( a clove every twelve hours) makes you mosquito proof after twenty four hours. It gives your breath, your blood, and your perspiration a faint garlic odor that repels the mosquitos, and some people too.

    Mosquitos are just another delicacy in the wondrous web of life and food. Bats, birds, and reptiles feast on bugs, and mosquitos are a favorite.

    #897790
    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Eat garlic and less sugar.

    That should keep the insects (and people?) away 😉

    #897791
    AinOhdMilvado
    Participant

    If you don’t mind your sukkah smelling like Italian salad dressing, garlic really does work to repel mosquitos.

    Get a spray bottle (the best is the large can type used to spray a garden, but a clean, well washed out windex bottle will do) put in several spoonfulls of garlic powder and water. Shake it very well. Best if you let it sit for a while first. Then spray all around the sukkah – the schach, the walls, ALL over. The natural chemical in garlic is actually the active ingredient in the mosquito repellent used by exterminators.

    #897792
    Melanie23
    Member

    My dad is manufacturing a product called BeeFreeSukkah bee traps! You can google it. They are beautiful and will solve your bee problems.

    #897793
    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    Wow Melanie23! that looks really nice do they sell them in stores or does it have to be ordered over the internet? In any case, neat idea!

    #897794
    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    The next time a bee falls in your grapejuice bottle or honey just do what I do: since the rest of the bottle is unedible my family ussually splits the contents evenly into cups and put them around the sukkah…..its very effective!

    #897795
    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    Halacha question:

    On Yom Tov, can I cover a bee with a plastic cup when it lands on the sukkah table?

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