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    Bees

    Oh wow, John! Flying with all those bees must screw up your W&B, what
    with the lift from the bees causing the tail to rise.
    More seriously, the most likely place for them to start a hive (or for
    birds to start a nest) is inside the tail cone. Pull one or both of the
    inspection panels just forward of the stabilator and look around for
    evidence. Also check to make sure nothing is fouling your cables,
    pulleys, or counter weight.
    We had a birds nest last year...but I've kvetched about that here
    already. Still take a look...and, ahem, "bee" safe.
    Steve Cote
    N1958L

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    Bees

    Wow, sounds like a nightmare John. I would not want any of those little
    hummers coming up forward during the flight. Look in the yellow pages for
    beekeepers, they might be under "honey"? They can help you move a swarm.
    I have used a vacuum cleaner (suggested by a beekeeper) to pull a hive out
    of the eaves of my Mother-in-laws house. That works toward sundown when they
    are all coming home. Duct tape the nozzle near their point of entry, leave
    it run and go enjoy some kind of beverage.

    Every few minutes go up and shoot that flying insect killer down the vac
    hose. If you lose power, you might have some really angry lil guys coming
    back up that hose if you dont euthanize the little buggers.

    A little higher, a little faster
    Al Todd B24R 9321S

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    Bees

    What has happened is that for whatever reason (construction, fire,
    etc.) the queen has moved to your plane - and all the workers
    followed her. Since these look to be honey bees, the best thing to
    do is contact a beekeeper. He will come out, remove the queen, and
    the colony will follow. He can most likely put the queen into a bee
    hive and both of you benefit.

    I'm allergic to bee stings, so I'm always extra vigilant when pre-
    flighting. Your photos gave me the willies! Yikes!

    I keep a sharp eye out for hornets - they're the worst, IMHO.

    Phil
    N29JR (which is flying again! Yes!)

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, John Perry <jbperry25@y...>
    wrote:
    > I must not be smart enough to get the pics on yahoo
    > mail but I did get them loaded on BAC - link is:
    >
    > http://www.beechaeroclub.org/index.php?
    module=photoshare&func=showimages&fid=7
    >
    > John Perry
    >
    > --- John Perry <jbperry25@y...> wrote:
    > > This is not something I have seen talked about in my
    > > short time with the group and as a Sundowner owner
    > > but it happened to me today and I am looking for
    > > some
    > > advice.
    > >
    > > My daughter and I showed up at the airport for a
    > > little Sunday morning flight around the local area.
    > > As we pulled up to 42L I saw what looked to be a
    > > dark
    > > mass of movement on the tail cover and base of the
    > > rudder. A closer look showed the mass to be a big
    > > mass of honey bees. Not sure where they came from
    > > but
    > > I was out at the plane last weekend touching up some
    > > paint and they weren't there then.
    > >
    > > I went and got a can of flying insect killer and in
    > > short time made a good portion of them dead with a
    > > lot
    > > flying off in a swarm and a few still appearing to
    > > fly
    > > out of the rudder area. I finished up the
    > > preflight,
    > > really gave the rudder a good check to ensure
    > > freedom
    > > of movement and we flew her for an hour.
    > >
    > > My guess is that I am going to need to have the
    > > rudder
    > > pulled and any 'bee stuff' cleaned out of there.
    > > What
    > > are chances that the bees will return to keep
    > > building
    > > the hive and how do I stop this from happening?
    > >
    > > I am going to try and attach a picture to show you
    > > what it looked like this morning when we got there.
    > > The tail cone cover works great on birds.....not so
    > > much on bees I guess.....
    > >
    > > Thanks for any advice you can give me (well except
    > > for
    > > letting them finish so I can get free honey)
    > >
    > > John Perry
    > >
    > > 2242L
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    Bees

    Kind of reminds me of a few years ago when my brother and I flew down to
    visit our mother. We left our planes at a small airport called Valkaria
    (X59). Bills daughter left part of a box of crackers in his Saratoga. When
    we went to depart, as he was doing his preflight, he found the aircraft had
    been invaded by a huge number of fire ants (for those not familiar with
    these little creatures, they have a bite that burns like fire). We spent
    about 2 hours with insecticide and a vacuum making sure we were rid of all
    of them. Kept in close contact with him for several hundred miles till we
    got out of range. Nasty things to have in an aircraft.

    John



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    What has happened is that for whatever reason (construction, fire,
    etc.) the queen has moved to your plane - and all the workers
    followed her. Since these look to be honey bees, the best thing to
    do is contact a beekeeper. He will come out, remove the queen, and
    the colony will follow. He can most likely put the queen into a bee
    hive and both of you benefit.

    I'm allergic to bee stings, so I'm always extra vigilant when pre-
    flighting. Your photos gave me the willies! Yikes!

    I keep a sharp eye out for hornets - they're the worst, IMHO.

    Phil
    N29JR (which is flying again! Yes!)

    --- In musketeermail@yahoogroups.com, John Perry <jbperry25@y...>
    wrote:
    > I must not be smart enough to get the pics on yahoo
    > mail but I did get them loaded on BAC - link is:
    >
    > http://www.beechaeroclub.org/index.php?
    module=photoshare&func=showimages&fid=7
    >
    > John Perry
    >
    > --- John Perry <jbperry25@y...> wrote:
    > > This is not something I have seen talked about in my
    > > short time with the group and as a Sundowner owner
    > > but it happened to me today and I am looking for
    > > some
    > > advice.
    > >
    > > My daughter and I showed up at the airport for a
    > > little Sunday morning flight around the local area.
    > > As we pulled up to 42L I saw what looked to be a
    > > dark
    > > mass of movement on the tail cover and base of the
    > > rudder. A closer look showed the mass to be a big
    > > mass of honey bees. Not sure where they came from
    > > but
    > > I was out at the plane last weekend touching up some
    > > paint and they weren't there then.
    > >
    > > I went and got a can of flying insect killer and in
    > > short time made a good portion of them dead with a
    > > lot
    > > flying off in a swarm and a few still appearing to
    > > fly
    > > out of the rudder area. I finished up the
    > > preflight,
    > > really gave the rudder a good check to ensure
    > > freedom
    > > of movement and we flew her for an hour.
    > >
    > > My guess is that I am going to need to have the
    > > rudder
    > > pulled and any 'bee stuff' cleaned out of there.
    > > What
    > > are chances that the bees will return to keep
    > > building
    > > the hive and how do I stop this from happening?
    > >
    > > I am going to try and attach a picture to show you
    > > what it looked like this morning when we got there.
    > > The tail cone cover works great on birds.....not so
    > > much on bees I guess.....
    > >
    > > Thanks for any advice you can give me (well except
    > > for
    > > letting them finish so I can get free honey)
    > >
    > > John Perry
    > >
    > > 2242L
    > >
    > >
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