Angry Bees

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by SuperHandler, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. SuperHandler

    SuperHandler Member

    So a bee hive in a package broke out while in a couriers truck. Was priceless watching the courier bitch while running for it. LMAO.
     
  2. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    Bee's = DG in my book. damn near killed me last year
     
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  3. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Not much humorous about that...to some people a bee sting is as dangerous as a rattlesnake bite is to others. And I'll bet more than a few of them work at FedEx.

    I'm not one of those, fortunately, but I still don't appreciate getting stung by the damn things.

    Bees (and all venomous critters) should be forbidden cargo.
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I got seriously ill from just 1 bee sting once.

    Nothing funny about this.
     
  5. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Bees qualify as 'beneficial insects' for the purposes of transportation through the network. Still; if someone intends to ship them, they should be taking every precaution to prevent them from getting loose if the parcel is dropped or damaged.
     
  6. SuperHandler

    SuperHandler Member

    Oh geez, the wah wah train has arrived. I do agree though, the results could be futile. Pardon my dark humor.
     
  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    The results also could be fatal.
     
  8. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    are ya sure that wasn't futilistic humor?
     
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    About ten ago, I opened a dropbox and a bunch of bees flew out and about ten of the bit me. I sent a message to dispatch on the old DADS unit. Their reply was to bring bee spray with the following day. My reply was FO!
     
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Heaven forbid for dispatch to ask if you were gonna be OK.
     
  11. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    It could have been worse. Dispatch could have said you pupped the box early so you needed to go back and pup it again. ;)
     
  12. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Hairspray and a lighter will do the job :D
     
  13. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I carry an Epipen in my truck everyday.
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If you were hyper-allergic to bees you might feel differently. I agree that bees or any other venomous creature should be DG.
     
  15. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    lol @ the wah wah train comment.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Great advice, and an excellent way to burn your house down and/or blow yourself up.
     
  17. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Have you ever had a box of bees?
     
  18. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I saw a flat bed 18 wheeler pass me one night that had hives stacked about 4' tall front to back. It was covered with a net/screen that you could see through. those honeybees were pist! Never knew they transported them that way.
     
  19. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    A quick burst will destroy the nest instantly because they have the consistency of paper. A house would require a sustained jet of flame before it caught fire. Just don't blast your curtains or anything flammable like that.

    As for the can exploding; it's not possible. Fires require three elements: ignition, fuel, and oxygen. There is no oxygen inside of the aerosol can so the flames cannot travel back up into the nozzle and explode the can. This is why chemical fire extinguishers are effective; cut off the oxygen supply and the fire goes out.
     
  20. 959Nanook

    959Nanook Member

    Can't speak for that truck; however, farmers can hire contractors to bring bees in just as you describe and the bees work their magic. When they are done, the contractor collects the bees and moves on to the next job. I am not certain; however, I think it is more prevalent in some parts of the country than others.