Hiker killed by bees

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Hiker killed by bees

Post by pdxgene » May 27th, 2016, 6:21 pm

Okay, cross Arizona off the list....
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hiker- ... cid=AARDHP

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Post by adamschneider » May 27th, 2016, 7:24 pm

When I visited Scottsdale last April, I saw a "trail closed due to bees" sign. It seems to be a fairly regular thing.

Obviously we have plenty of bees here too, but they don't seem to cause trouble like they do in the desert... I wonder why.

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Post by aiwetir » May 27th, 2016, 7:47 pm

adamschneider wrote:I wonder why.
I think the aggressive ones are "killer bees". So far it's too cold up here for them but things are warming up :shock:
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Post by greenjello85 » May 27th, 2016, 7:52 pm

adamschneider wrote:Obviously we have plenty of bees here too, but they don't seem to cause trouble like they do in the desert... I wonder why.
They may not kill people but they do cause problems. I got stung about around 25 times a few years ago between Cache meadow and frazier turnaround. It sucked.

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Post by Guy » May 28th, 2016, 5:55 am

We had a close call with bees on the Tanner cutoff trail last July, multiple nests of angry bees for the best part of 2 miles right along the trail, we all got multiple stings.

Lots of reports of bee problems over several years in this area too on both sides of Tanner Creek. If I was to do the Tanner Cutoff again in Summertime I'd only do it going down hill!
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Post by adamschneider » May 28th, 2016, 6:19 am

Guy wrote:We had a close call with bees on the Tanner cutoff trail last July, multiple nests of angry bees for the best part of 2 miles right along the trail, we all got multiple stings.
Bees, or yellow jackets?

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Post by Guy » May 28th, 2016, 5:25 pm

adamschneider wrote:
Guy wrote:We had a close call with bees on the Tanner cutoff trail last July, multiple nests of angry bees for the best part of 2 miles right along the trail, we all got multiple stings.
Bees, or yellow jackets?
Apologies not bees, either Yellow Jackets or some other kind of ground dwelling angry wasp!
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