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Tennis Anyone?

April 16, 2012

Sure, if you have beekeeper protective gear on!!!! I went down to hit a bucket of balls from the tennis machine and had to leave, bombarded by carpenter bees (with shiny as hell abdomens hunting me down!)


I know EarthImage said they don’t sting, but I didn’t want to hang around to prove him wrong. Look at the number of holes the carpenter bees have made in just one post of the tennis court fencing. You can see the holes even better in the video.

I guess we now know where the phrase “busy little bees” comes from!

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14 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 16, 2012 12:45 pm

    I can see the video until I click play. Then for me too it goes to white screen. But just listening to the bees made me understand why you bailed.

  2. Catherine permalink
    April 16, 2012 2:24 pm

    Video Blank for me. asked hubby to try at work. blank for him. so for my neighbor.

  3. anon permalink
    April 16, 2012 2:27 pm

    white screen for me too

  4. April 16, 2012 3:46 pm

    While they don’t string, they certainly do get in your face to show you who’s boss of the fence post and all that it contains.

  5. April 16, 2012 3:50 pm

    But can you SEE the video???

  6. Sound Beacher permalink
    April 16, 2012 4:00 pm

    I can see that you have MORE bees than our mailbox. (video works fine here) The mail lady did deliver today. Neighbor sprayed, I sprayed again early this morning and there are 6 dead bees on the ground (I do fee badly about that.) We stiil had 3 or more buzzing the mailbox, tho The male carpenter bee does not sting and that is the one that is usually flying around looking at you. The female does sting, but she is probably deep inside the 6″ or more bored wood cave they have made. I’ll send pics later of our progress.

  7. April 16, 2012 4:04 pm

    Lots of buzzing bees – tennis- not so much.

  8. Peter permalink
    April 16, 2012 5:27 pm

    I see the white screen. I’m running IE 9, Windows 7.

  9. April 16, 2012 6:37 pm

    On an iPad I see both videos.

  10. April 16, 2012 6:55 pm

    Your bees and video show up here on Adobe Flash Version 11.2.202.229. That would be the difference between your user’s experience.

  11. April 16, 2012 7:03 pm

    I have determined the issue to be a Chrome bug, version 18. I can see it using IE. Thanks for the feedback.

  12. April 16, 2012 7:14 pm

    It is just fine on Chrome 18 at this end. I’m sticking to my Flash theory.

  13. April 16, 2012 7:17 pm

    Mmmm. On the Chrome wrench, my flash is up-to-date and the plug-in allowed.

  14. Jane permalink
    April 16, 2012 7:21 pm

    EOS and EI: there’s a 1000-post long discussion thread at Chrome about Chrome v. Flash freezing /not operating.

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