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    BEES!!!

    Hi all - This is our second year with our in-ground pool. We have a beautiful waterfall built up with stones piled on top of each other. About 2 weeks ago we started seeing bees around the waterfall, and the number is growing by the day! Last night I moved some of the rocks they seem to be going in between, but I see no hive... I don't want to pull away all the rocks because it will be hard to put back together, but I've sprayed two things of Raid into all the cracks & it doesn't seem to be working. Anyone experienced this or have any good advice for me?

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    20k gallons
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    Pentair C420 filter, Pentair Whisperflow 2hp
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    Re: BEES!!!

    Fine the hive and put out water between the hive and the pool ... hopefully they will stop there instead.
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    Re: BEES!!!

    don't kill the bees. bees are good. they are likely just scouting for a spot for the queen to stay. they are not dangerous unless defending the queen or under attack.
    here is a youtube video of a beeswarm in the tree that was in my pool last year. the guy in the bee suit is my neighbor who lured the bees into his own "hive" and they still live comfortably in his backyard. he gets honey from them and actually makes his own mead from it.

    http://youtu.be/zaHCeb6X_Q8
    -Jimbo- My pool was full of dirt and trees. Now it's full of water and children!
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    Re: BEES!!!

    Spider and ground bee powder by Bonide. This stuff will take care of your problem, it is a powder with a small tube that you squeeze into where ever they are entering you pool slide. We had a bad wasp and carpenter bee problem and this takes care of it. They were attacking our kids so now they are gone.
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    Re: BEES!!!

    If they are attacking you or your kids, different story. Kill em all!
    -Jimbo- My pool was full of dirt and trees. Now it's full of water and children!
    20k gallon inground pool, 18" raised spa 7' round, 8 jets, 3" spa plumbing. Pentair intelliflo 3hp vsp, Easy touch 4 w/ ic 40, CCP 420 cartridge filter, Raypak 407a w/ cupro nickel, Screen logic 2, Pentair intelliph, spa side remote, Pentair 5g color lights pool and spa, TF-100 test kit with speed stir and Dolphin Oasis Z5

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    Re: BEES!!!

    Thanks for the tip, I will definitely pick some up!

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