TMP49: Bees

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It’s the weirdest thing, but every time we do laundry, a bee or three appears. We had an inspection and no hive was found, and we never see bees any other time. But like clockwork, we put laundry in the dryer and sometime in the next couple hours, a bee is flying around the condo or flopping on the floor, near death. We try to save them, but it’s difficult, since they seem suicidal. If I can quickly turn off the lights and open the door, they may fly out, but more often they just spin dizzily until exhausted. I’ve gently picked one up in a napkin a few times and deposited it outside, but I have no idea if it ended up OK. I feel bad because bees are good! But what the heck… ?

Bees, of all things. I don’t want to get stung, but they seem beyond that anyway. Why do bees come in my house to die?! Ugh. And the dryer being a siren song is so strange…

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29 responses to “TMP49: Bees

  1. They must like the dryer when it buzzes. 🙂

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  2. Very strange Paula.

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  3. A strange connection between your dryer and the bees 🐝😬

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  4. The phone company gave us this type of cleaner we would use on cable terminals outside, and it attracted bees (it smelled like oranges)–but they didn’t die like you say. Maybe, though, there is some scent in your washing stuff that attracts them, and possibly then poisons them??
    I hope you figure it out. Poor little bees.

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  5. This pet peeve points out that even good things need to stay in their own lane. I don’t know why they picked your laundry room as the place where they decided to end it all, but they shouldn’t have got you involved in their plan.

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  6. I think bees have a strong sense of smell and maybe that comes from being around flowers. They could be attracted to the fragrance of the dryer sheets that you use to eliminate static electricity. I guess it could be possible that something in the dryer sheets is creating some kind of chemical reaction in the air that is making the bees become dizzy.

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  7. When you checked for hives…. did anyone look IN the dryer?

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  8. What a bizarre mystery! 🧐 KL ❤

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  9. Maybe they come in to the dryer via the duct to the outdoors

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  10. According to Mr. Google dryer sheets, particularly Bounce, will (supposedly) REPEL bees. And yes the bees might be looking for a warm cozy place to make a nest…

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  11. Poor bees 🐝 They gotta be coming in through the exhaust duct, unless they’re hitchhiking on your clothes and you just don’t notice them🤷🏼‍♀️ You wouldn’t see them again until laundry day if they’re in the hamper🤷🏼‍♀️

    We’re all detectives🕵️‍♀️ 😂😂

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  13. Hmmm…. this is a bit of a mystery. I have no clue why they like laundry in your home.

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  14. How odd. It reminds me of the wasps that we had all around our family home when I was a kid. Serious trauma….😅

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  15. I think they swarm to the heat at this time of year because of the colder night temps. Last year around this time, we walked outside to an entire swarm of honey bees. They had built a hive on the side of the neighbors’ house that looked like it was a vent to the upstairs. There had to be thousands of them, and they were moving between that hive and this other one they had built in the tree on the backside of our house. It was pretty scary. I am allergic to them and wasps, so I had to stay inside until a beekeeper came to transfer them to a new hive.

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