Do you have suggestions for temporarily removing 2 bees to stake a sunflower?

  1. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 3 years ago

    Do you have suggestions for temporarily removing 2 bees to stake a sunflower?

    There are two bees that have claimed my Russian Mammoth as theirs from dawn to dusk daily. They are quite cute but I just need them to go away for less than 5 minutes so I can stake the plant. I don't want to find out the hard way that I'm allergic to bee stings smile

  2. RTalloni profile image91
    RTalloniposted 3 years ago

    The concern is obviously valid, but the likelihood of being stung in the process of staking your plant isn't high.  I work around bees in my garden all the time, though my husband keeps more distance due to an allergy to stings.  The only time I've been stung is when as a kid I was catching them in my cupped hands as they buzzed around a flowering vine.  Friends scattered far and wide when I screamed in pain, but I lived to tell about it… smile 

    Anyway, plan to wear long pants/sleeves, read a little bit on the topic: http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/bee-sting-facts.html
    and don't let your mammoth go unstaked, even if you have to ask a brave friend for help.  smile

    1. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer. For some reason today they actually left the plant I wanted to stake long enough for me to stake it! I am very surprised because they've been on it from dawn to dusk every single day for at least a week!

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