Bees a danger at crowded intersection

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About three weeks ago I noticed that a colony of bees had nested in the traffic light support pole on the northwest corner at Wrightsboro and Barton Chapel roads. The pole is in Fox Appliances "yard," and groundsmen and others walk or work in that area.

I called 9-1-1 to report it and was told that someone would be notified about it. I then called the DOT and spoke to the field supervisor who said that they would send someone to spray and kill the bees.

Nothing has been done, and the danger still exists to passers by.

I am concerned that someone will inadvertently disturb them and get attacked. The pole has crossing signal buttons on it, and a number of folk regularly use that crossing. If someone's child hits that pole with their hand or an object, hard enough to disturb the bees, it could turn out to be a tragedy. If a car hits that pole in an accident, the bees will complicate the rescue of the occupants and increase the danger to folks nearby.

With the colder temps in the area, the bees appear to be active only in the afternoon. You can see them flying in and out of an access hole about halfway up the hollow pole.

Mike Jackson

Augusta

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SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 11/08/08 - 08:19 am
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Don't bother them and they

Don't bother them and they will not bother you stupid.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/08/08 - 08:39 am
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Good plan SargentMidTown. I

Good plan SargentMidTown. I know people that use that same plan for dealing with lightning. For some it works, for some it doesn't.

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 11/08/08 - 09:04 am
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To bee or not to bee, isn't

To bee or not to bee, isn't that always the question?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/08/08 - 10:59 am
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Goodness, gracious. These

Goodness, gracious. These carpenter bees are not a threat to anyone. Please leave them be. (or is that bee?)

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 11/08/08 - 11:13 am
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Not sure that they'd be

Not sure that they'd be carpenter bees, the pole is cast from concrete. I believe that carpenter bees prefer wood for their nests.

hoser123
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hoser123 11/08/08 - 01:38 pm
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I don't know what that one is

I don't know what that one is made from, b poles are made from the same composite most modern they make planes from.

jack
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jack 11/08/08 - 06:11 pm
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If they ain't killer bees,

If they ain't killer bees, lave them alone. Our bee population is dying and we will suffer the consequences of no pollination.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 11/08/08 - 10:37 pm
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Can a professional move them

Can a professional move them to a portable hive for a farmer to use?

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