Honey Bee and Wasp Sugar Water Preferences Open Feeding What Bees Use First


okay so today is Friday the 13th in
October and what we have is an abundance of foraging bees and wasps in the air
and the resources are low so competition is high now what a lot of beekeepers do
is they open feed and they open feed a variety of different materials the most
popular is 50/50 sugar water and sugar like C&H pure cane sugar and what I have
here for this test and you’re looking at the time-lapse sequence here 50% so
that’s the 50/50 sugar water all the way to the right and this is by volume 25%
second from the right and 10% second from the left and 5% sugar water all the
way to the left and the water resource is the pure P U R filtered water that
we talked about before in the last test and turned out to be the water that was
preferred by the bees so this four minute time lapse sequence shows that
the bees really pile on the twenty five and fifty percent sugar water now sugar
and water together just provides the carbohydrate that the bees need to have
the energy to warm the hive and to forage of course
so by open feeding what we’re doing is we’re giving something for those
foragers to do plus they are bringing resources to the hive and they won’t be
attacking other colonies of honeybees hopefully if there were no resources in
the environment and as you can see in the background there the corn is dry and
ready for harvest there are very few flowering plants left so the stronger
colonies tend to converge on weaker colonies and raid them out and take
their resources so by open feeding you do two things you give those foragers
something to do and get their energy away from weaker colonies that may be
robbed out and you provide resources that will help them keep their hives
warm now the more water percentage there is compared to the sugar the more
dehydrating they have to do so once the imitation nectar here is taken into the
hive the bees have to dry it out and
condense it so that it becomes honey now you want to do this open feeding well
after you’ve taken honey off of your hives because you obviously don’t want
to be taking sugar water honey off as a resource for your own consumption so do
this after you’ve done your last harvest and so as you can see here the 50% 25%
are equally consumed by the bees they are just taking it down now I wish it
were backlit better so that you could see right now they’re down by 1/3 what
goes on is the bees are taking this all off in just a day so the entire cycle of
what you’re seeing in this video happens within a 24 hour period and the
time-lapse sequence is what I’m starting off with but if you’ll continue watching
I’ll get over some close-ups of the bees and some more discussion about what
other insects come to these feeders and again we’re using highly filtered water
this is from a well because my house is on a well so that’s pre filtered and
then I use the PUR filters that we get from Amazon I’ll put a link for that
in the video description I’ll also put a link to these drinkers that I use these
are 1 quart plastic drinkers and that’ll also be in the video description now what happened during the day of
course it warms up we started this sequence right after sunrise and the
bees of course the activity picks up after noon most foraging occurs late
morning early afternoon and here we are in the final sequences 10% 25% and 50%
are completely empty now and you notice that they’re concentrated all the way to
the left and look what is predominantly present here these are all wasps for the
most part the honeybees have already gone into their colonies for nighttime
protection and the wasps continue to forage well after sunset now for those of you who want to know
the exact weather conditions I decided to take a picture of my weather station
here and the sensor for wind we’re at 4 miles an hour we have 74 degrees outside
and 67% average humidity rainfall of course has been light for the whole
month we only have three point four four inches so this gives you kind of a base
for when I started and did this test I guess I could also if you’re interested
in this weather station I’ll put a link to that I got it on Amazon now for the
time lapse sequences I use the GoPro Hero 5 I just had that thing up on a
tripod right in front of all four the drinkers and set it for a shot every 5
seconds so here we are first one is 5 percent 5 percent sugar to water by
volume and if you notice the honeybees really didn’t care too much for that
overall we went to 10 percent they did show moderate interest in this but so
long as 25 percent and 50 percent sugar to water ratio was made available they
really heavily concentrated on that and here you see a mix of the honeybees
which are from my apiary I know some people get concerned and have made
comments in the past when I open feed that bees are coming from other apiaries
and we’re mixing potential varroa mites and things like that
well my bees are isolated we are at least five miles from the nearest
beekeeper in my area so for me open feeding number one I’m not wasting my
resources feeding other people’s bees and number two I’m really not that
concerned about contagions passing back and forth bee to bee while they’re
concentrated at these drinkers and this just shows again the GoPros setup so
here they are they’re concentrating to the Yellowjackets here in the foreground
lining up and now Yellowjackets even though they do raid beehives when
they’re all at an area like this where there’s an abundant resource they
congregate without attacking each other the exception to that though is and
you’ll see them in here see that bald-faced hornet which is really a
wasp but she’s on the right there kind of in the middle of the pack they show
up for nectar resources which is the sugar water but they’re also here to
attack kill and fly away with some of the smaller wasps they don’t seem to be
very successful against the honeybees but they are definitely here as dual
purpose predators one for the nectar and the second is to get some protein by
capturing a smaller wasp tearing it apart and bringing that back
to their nest site so by sunset this future percent sugar water was basically
empty and twenty five percent went down pretty much at the exact same rate I
think during this sequence we do still have some of the water in those
reservoirs and you can still see as the sun’s back lit twenty-five and fifty
percent are at fifty percent and the ten and five percent are down by about 20
percent now bees have to drink their food any
insect that you see that has that thorax and then the very thread thin
connection between the thorax and the abdomen meat protein isn’t gonna pass
through that so they can only drink now insects of different styles can handle
thicker liquid than others I hope some of you enjoyed those
slow-motion sequences they are a lower-resolution of course we will
improve on those at another time but these are cool in slow motion and here
we are again we’re just gonna continue to show the bees and wasps kind of
cooperating here at the drinkers now if you look closely there are a
variety of wasp species here and the ones when you see their abdomens and
they’ve got the yellow and black stripes going across them now we’re going into
nighttime so even though the video looks well lit this is actually after sunset
so what’s left at the feeders wasps so and wasps are not all the same I have
to tell you that you know like mud dobbers and some of the smaller
Yellowjackets woodland Yellowjackets they are pretty gentle to be around but
what we’re looking at here this nice large black and white one is what’s
known as a bald-faced hornet now they’re really just a wasp themselves but they
are really at the top of the food chain when it comes to wasps in our area and
some of them are here licking up the sugar water that’s remaining if you
notice all of these reservoirs are empty except for the 5% sugar water by now and
these boldface Hornets if you’ve seen my other videos I am NOT a fan of these
wasps they are really aggressive they can fly at night they navigate at night
they can squirt venom in your eyes they are just I don’t know what to say they
are a very very defensive and capable flying stinging insect and the cool
thing is here now that we’re after sunset and most of the honeybees have
gone to their hives you get to see on these reservoirs all these different
varieties of wasps and some of these again they’ve come from the woods some
of them are meadow some of them come from ground nests and
others are paper wasps there’s a honey bee real quick they’re like look at this
curious looking Los long and slender and they’re pretty docile I’m close to these
things they don’t have any protection on and they’re just pretty passive at this
point of course it’s cooling down it’s nighttime there’s a honey bee there on
the left but again as I said most of the honey bees have gone there’s a bee fly
there right in front of us that’s an imitator now I’m showing you my
bug-zooka this is what I use to collect sometimes Yellowjackets if they’re
really getting pesky I’m trying to work the bees but tonight
you know I just can’t let these boldface Hornets go so I’m gonna have to go after
them these are Yellow Jackets these are not my target species right now but I am
collecting bald faced Hornet so that I can look at them up close the bug-zooka
lets you catch things alive if you get something that you don’t want to kill
you can release it later after observation and for me in my case I can
photograph them but look at these different wasp species they’re really
interesting five percent the only thing that’s left
to drink from and you can see the honeybees are
congregated there to the right side of the screen these bees are staying kind
of grouped together and they’re gonna stay on these feeders overnight which is
interesting too now look at these boldface Hornets I
just can’t let him sit there look there you go taking them out with my bug-zooka
oh there’s another one she’s aggressive just you know they’re not like any other
wasp goodbye and these are what I would call you know passive friendly wasps
here those of you know your wasp species very well could chime in in the comment
section and share with all of us again it’s it’s fairly dark now don’t be
fooled by the exposure of the video camera that I’m using which makes it
look well lit we are well past sunset and of course these honey bees have
moved up underneath this brick to protect themselves from heavy dew and of
course the cold temps overnight in the morning they’ll find their way back to
their hives another bald-faced hornet got that one and there’s a bald-faced
hornet if you’ve ever had an encounter with bald-faced hornet so you know
exactly what I’m talking about they come at you like nothing else just look at
her going after all the other wasps that are just there to drink she is not a
friendly wasp when it comes to the drinking hole here yeah got you too! so we’re putting away
everything packing up the GoPro and of course here’s a little wasp on it very
timid you know we’re out here we’re not at their nest so keep in mind wasps when
they’re out of the feeding space are not defending that site so they’re very easy
to approach and here’s my collection for the evening a bald-faced hornet so i’m
gonna take these back and get some close-up photographs of them and again
my least favorite wasp I’ll put a link to the bug-zooka – if you’re interested
in that now here we are this is the following morning actually right at
sunrise it’s cold and it’s rainy and who’s out flying around the Yellow
Jackets Yellow Jackets have a huge advantage over the honeybee they fly in
colder temperatures I’ve seen Yellow Jackets flying around in 38 degrees
Fahrenheit and they are able to gather resources before the honeybees are even
out and about and if you look at the ones that have the abdomens with the
independent dots on left and right going down the back that’s a queen so this
time of year a lot of the Yellowjackets that are going out and about are the
newly hatched Queens that are gonna hope to winner over here because the
temperatures are getting colder and they’ll be the ones that will establish
new colonies in the spring of next year so they are definitely hungry for
carbohydrates thank you for watching this video I hope you got something out
of it and I hope you enjoyed seeing these wasps up close and what sugar
preferences the bees and wasps have thanks again

Warrior Wasp Adventure!

Warrior Wasp Adventure!


(creepy music) – I just know that if
this is more painful than the Bullet Ant, it’s
gonna be one, rough evening for Coyote Peterson. (mellow music) What I’m gonna try to do is
see if I can get Harvester Ants on my hands and let them bite
and sting me for 60 seconds. If you guys want me to be stung
by the Bullet Ant someday, I think you have to
walk before you can run. (grunts) Ah, there’s
one in my neck. Mario, get the one off my neck. (suspenseful music) This is crazy guys,
this is crazy. My nerve’s going this
much for the Velvet Ants. I can’t imagine what
the Tarantula Hawk
and the Bullet Ant are gonna be like. Ow. (grunts) Oh my gosh, guys. It’s super bad. You could feel, go all
the way under the skin. This is the worst
sting I’ve ever taken. There’s no question ’bout it. It’s worse than a Harvester
Ant, it’s worse than a Fire Ant. Now they say that the
sting of a Tarantula Hawk, it’s like being
stunned with taser, all you can do is scream. (dramatic music) Ah. I can’t move my arm. (grunts) Guys, I don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know. Actually seen the
Bullet Ant face to face, Coyote pack, it is
unbelievably intimidating. (dramatic music) (grunts) Oh, it’s sucking my arm. It’s sucking my arm. (grunts) It’s stinger’s into
my arm, look at that. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. The Warrior Wasp is in
a league of it’s own. And it is rumored that
this does in fact have the most painful sting
in the insect kingdom. Whoa. (suspenseful music) That is an enormous nest
of angry Warrior Wasps. Stay tuned coyote pack,
the Warrior Wasp challenge is coming. (suspenseful music) The climatic end to my climb
of the insect sting pain index is just days away. Will the Warrior Wasp sting
be the worse I’ve ever taken? Stay tuned and in case
you somehow missed it, make sure to go back and
watch my painful encounter with the one and
only Bullet Ant. And don’t forget, subscribe. So you can join me and
the crew on this season of breaking trail. Two. Oh my gosh, this is it. Three. (animal howls)

The BEST Yellow Jacket Wasp Trap and Best Bait to Use in Fall Trap Wasps or Hornets, NOT BEES

The BEST Yellow Jacket Wasp Trap and Best Bait to Use in Fall Trap Wasps or Hornets, NOT BEES


okay so today I’m gonna show you
something that I think may be interesting to you this time of year
it’s October 4th and we have wasps going everywhere and they’re in high
competition for the last resources of the summer and autumn so you may be
thinking about trapping them and diverting them from your honeybees
because if you’ll notice in this trap and I’ll leave a link to this trap that
I’ve chosen in the description of the video but in this trap we don’t just
have nectar although there is apple juice in the bottom there is a strip of
bacon hanging down the middle now one thing you’ll notice you don’t see in
this trap and that’s honey bees honey bees don’t care about animal protein all
of their protein comes from pollen from plants so in this trap and this is a
trap design that I’ve been using for several years kinda has its drawbacks
but in my opinion it’s the best trap that’s out there and has worked the best
for me you can wash it out sometimes that seemed it’s in two pieces and it’s
been glued together that seam may leak a little but this one is not leaking yet
but anyway let’s get on with that how the lure works I don’t buy the prepared
lures that the trap companies are selling we just put apple juice in here
and then that strip a bacon satisfies their need for protein so when these
wasps fly by and smell that bacon they go right in there so it’s a dual purpose
trap because that also those that are out seeking nectar will respond to that
apple juice and they’ll come into the trap also I also recommend that you kind
of leave some fluid in the bottom so that you can drown the wasps if you need
to notice that there’s a string going through the top and that was my wife’s
idea she hung that bacon out there and she’s the one that heated it up in the
microwave for like 10 seconds or something just to get the aroma of that
meat in the air but I don’t think that’s necessary because they are very
sensitive and they’re all flying in from downwind so they’re definitely finding
it that way and it’s designed to suspend from an overhang or from a tree or
something near your house you want to keep it away from where people are
because you will be attracting wasps so notice that they’re coming in they’re
going after the bacon I get these you’re conical-shaped entry points that are
four on the bottom and just two on top and we strap this to a it’s the top of a
suet feeder in my backyard but I strap it down instead of hanging it somewhere
because I don’t like them swinging all over the place now you may notice that
I’m holding a pipette here and I’m putting little drips next to it and
there’s a little wasp on the pipette after what I’m dripping there and that
is just the standard 50/50 sugar water that we may often feed to bees if
they’re not producing enough on their own or if they need something during a
dearth period and the wasps are no different they go after that same 50/50
sugar water so why would I feed them I mean if I’m trying to trap them why
would I put out sugar water outside the trap well because these wasps are social
insects and if we’re just trapping them they’re gonna fly in be attracted to the
apple juice or the bacon if they need the protein and they’ll go in the trap
and that’s it they’re there the rest of the wasps back in their nest have no
clue where that wasp went and why it didn’t return so what I do is I add
drips of sugar water provide feed outside let these wasps fill up on it
then they’ll fly back to their nest and communicate to the others that there’s a
resource of nectar which is their carbohydrate and other members of that
nest will come out and they’ll also be attracted to this location then
ultimately I just allow the supplemental feeding to dry up and what’s left at the
location the trap so then they’ll all go in so we want to make sure that some
feed and get away so they can come back and bring others so this is the trap and
this is them drinking sugar water and there’s almost nothing else really to
talk about other than what is a wasp do with the protein that it gets so often
some of the larger wasps especially will kill our honeybees
and they’ll take the thorax from that honeybee and they’ll bundle it up and
make a little protein pellet they take it back to their nest they feed it to
the developing larvae and in return the larvae loses out a carbohydrate nectar
type fluid that the workers also eat so there’s a reward system this encourages
the loss to go out kill small animals tear off bits of protein and fly it back
home and feed the larvae the larvae that are developing this time of year when
they are capped up ultimately will likely become Queens and those are the
ones that will seek hiding places through winter and in the spring each of
those Queens will be starting its own nest so it’s kind of important to go
ahead and knock these out of the ballpark this time of year because the
impact on that colony and how many colonies you’ll have next year is much
more potent so that’s about all I have to say again I’m going to put a link to
this wasp trap in the description of the video and I’m just gonna let you watch
these things drink sugar water and let you marvel at the design of these wasps
thank you for watching as always and I hope you subscribed in an upcoming video
I will be comparing the industrial pheromone lures for these wasp traps and
we’ll just see if they’re better than this I don’t think they are but we’ll
see if they’re better than this and also a comparison of the two top rated ones
thanks for watching

Is KILLER BEE Honey Dangerous?!

Is KILLER BEE Honey Dangerous?!


(bees buzzing) – [Coyote] Oh boy,
starting to get swarmed. Holy mackerel. Dude, you are like, covered
in bees right now, man. Oh my gosh, my legs are shaking. (percussive music) (tranquil music) – [Coyote] A light breeze
drifts across the desert sand as morning sun crests
above the mountains. All seems calm amongst
the rocky outcrops, yet nestled down between
the cracks and ridges, a powerful giant
quietly slumbers. To disturb this
creature by accident would be a literal nightmare. Disturb it intentionally
and you will likely seal your own fate. Oh boy, starting to get swarmed. Holy mackerel. – [Coyote] It sounds as
if I speak of a creature from a storybook, but
this is no creature of myth and lore. It is a very real animal
that, since the mid 1980s, has become one of
the southwest’s most
notorious threats. Killer bees. So, what is a killer bee? Well, to keep it simple,
it’s basically a hybrid between an African and
a European honeybee. They’re typically more
defensive, faster, and more aggressive
than other bee species. Tucson, Arizona is
just one of the places that has recently fallen under
the cloud of killer bees, and today we will
be working alongside bee specialist Chris Britton. Chris monitors several
beehives that exist naturally in the mountainsides, and our
goal is to extract aged honey from a wild hive so we can
compare it to his locally farmed honey and determine
which one is more delicious. Using a drone will
help us locate the hive and determine exactly how
we should approach it. This is an incredibly
dangerous mission, so to protect ourselves
from the thousands of bees that will be swarming
and trying to sting us, we will be wearing bee suits. We are taking extra precautions
by taping up the wrists and ankles to ensure the
bees cannot work their way into the suits. Okay, so, this is
the moment of truth. We are completely suited up. This is probably going
to be one of the craziest and most dangerous
things we’ve ever done on an episode of Breaking Trail. The following scene was filmed under the supervision
of bee specialists. Never approach a
beehive in the wild. – Okay, Chris, so this is
kind of our last checkpoint, about as close as we
feel comfortable getting without the bees
actually swarming out. Now, I’m looking at the
hive and I see there’s lighter-colored comb
on top, in the middle, it’s slightly golden,
and then at the bottom, it almost looks like it’s brown. What’s the best area for me to
extract comb and honey from? – We’re gonna go right to
the center of this hive. – Okay.
– So, not on the dark and not on the completely light. That light stuff is not
gonna have anything in it. At this present point in
time, the bees are working more into the layers of
comb, so you’re gonna go right to, basically, the
middle, where it’s a little bit golden, but it starts to
turn just a little bit, and there’s some capped
honey right there. It may be last season’s
honey, but it’s right there where the bees are going
to be working, and we’ll be able to just get in
there and grab a bunch. – [Coyote] Okay, cool. Well, I think at this point,
let’s get into the hive and get this honey. You guys all ready? Cutting into the hive causes
no harm to the bees, and this extraction method is commonly
used by honey farmers. In the wild, hives are
often invaded by animals, which, in turn, causes an
increase with productivity, and in a matter of
days, the hive will be completely reconstructed. Okay, I’m right
underneath the hive. Whoa. Look at that. Do not want to get stung. Bees are starting to come out. You can see all the comb here. – [Chris] And over here. – [Coyote] They definitely
know that we’re here. – [Chris] You hear ’em? – [Coyote] I can hear
’em, they’re going crazy. – [Chris] How hard is it? – [Coyote] Wow, it’s
hard, very waxy. Oh boy, starting to get swarmed. Holy mackerel. I’m nervous. You see, they’re trying to
sting in through the mask. (bees buzzing loudly) Here they come. This is the outer layer here. Dude, you are like, covered
in bees right now, man. – [Chris] We gotta hurry up. (intense music) – [Coyote] We are
absolutely surrounded by killer bees right now. Fortunately, they are not
stinging through the suit. I got a couple of
good pieces of comb, but I’ve already come out here. There we go, found
comb with honey. Some stingers are actually
getting through my suit. I am getting stung
at this point. Ow. Jeez, okay, alright, I’m
gonna cut out a big section of comb from right here in
the middle, can you see this? That is all filled with honey. I’m gonna cut through that and
we’re gonna get out of here. Ugh, it’s sticky! This is it, this is good honey! Oh, look at that! Okay. Woo! That is pure, golden honey! Alright, I’m gonna put it
inside the mason jar here. Yep, here, let’s
back up a little bit. I can’t even imagine what it
would be like to be out here and come across a
swarm like this. This could definitely kill you. We are probably surrounded
by 30,000 bees at this point. I mean, it’s absolutely crazy. They’re attacking the GoPro,
they’re attacking the cameras. – The microphone. – [Coyote] The microphones,
everything is getting bombarded by bees right now. – It’s hard to even
touch the camera. They’re just covered in bees. Like, you can’t even tip the… – [Coyote] It’s crazy. Alright, look at that,
that’s about what we want, right there. Woo, that is absolutely
filled with honey. So what are we
doing here, Chris? – I’m basically covering
the air with smoke, so that way we can actually
get the bees to change their pheromones so
you guys can walk away. – [Mark] ‘Cause they’ll
follow us to our car. – Oh, they’ll sting you
all the way to their car. Africanized honeybees
know no limits. – [Coyote] I can’t even
imagine what it would be like to be out here and come
across a swarm like this. This could definitely kill you. Wow. Well, we escaped the
swarm of killer bees. Now, the next step is to
compare the killer bee honey to European bee honey and
see which one tastes better. To the victor go the spoils. What you’re looking at
right there are two jars of delicious raw honey. Now, right here, we
have honeybee honey, and on this side,
the killer bee honey. Now, we certainly had to
go through quite the ordeal to get both of these honeys. They’re all in my face! We are absolutely surrounded
by killer bees right now. But it was totally worth it,
because this is the moment we have all been waiting for. The comparison between
killer bee honey and honeybee honey. Which one is better? You guys ready to find out? – [Mark] Oh yeah, I’m ready. Do we get to taste test also? – Oh, yeah, you guys are
gonna taste this too. Okay, I’m gonna start
with the honeybee honey. We take off the cap here. Wow, that smells
incredibly fresh. Big spoonful right there. – [Mark] Oh, wow.
– I just go for it, right? – [Mark] I think you
go for the whole thing. – Wow. That’s sticky. Oh, really sweet, I can
taste all those granules of honey, they’re starting
to disintegrate in my mouth. Wow. That is delicious, oh my gosh. That is an unbelievable honey. That might be the best
honey that I have ever had. Here, let me get a
little bit of this honey on the tip of the knife. Go ahead there, Mark,
just take a little squidge off there.
– [Mark] Don’t cut myself. – [Coyote] That’s good, huh? – Wow, you could eat that
straight, like, all day. – Wow, I took a big
spoonful of that. – [Mark] You feeling
the sugar rush yet? – Yeah, I think I’m about to. Now, this is what I’ve
really been excited about. Let me get a big…
– [Mark] Get a gooey one. – [Coyote] Hunk of it
out here, let me just scoop some out onto my hand. Yeah, I’m going full
Pooh-bear here, guys. Let me get my paw in there. Oh, yeah. I’ve always wanted to do that. Look at that honey. Look at the different
colors in the honey. You have the darker
honey, and you have the real light golden honey. Think it’s gonna
make me throw up? – [Mark] Nah, man,
it’s like candy. – Whoa! That is crazy sweet! – [Mario] Put the rest in there. – [Mark] Can you
do the whole comb? Hey, Pooh-bear,
how’s that taste? – Very sweet. – [Mark] Very sweet indeed. – This is almost making my
eyes water, it’s so sweet. – [Mark] Bravo, I’m impressed. That was quite the honeycomb
you just had there. – Let me wipe off my
face a little bit here. Little bit more presentable. Wow, that is so sugary! I’m gonna have a major sugar
high for hours right now. You guys wanna try this, right? – [Mark] Yeah. – Stick your finger out, there. Just wait ’til it
gets in your teeth. Soon as it hits your lips. – [Mark] Wow.
– [Coyote] Right? Now, both of these honeys
taste amazing, but honestly? I think the killer bee
honey is a little more tasty and a little more… Gave me a rush of
energy, like, the second that it hit my mouth. But I think both types
would be excellent on anything that
you put them on. Although, going to get
killer bee honey is something that I can never recommend
anybody out there watching ever try and go do. Probably the best way to do
it is to buy from a local honey farmer and have
something that’s pure and granulated, just like this. And you put it on toast,
you can put it on… You name it, honey goes good
on absolutely everything. Ahhh, I can totally feel,
like, a sugar rush coming on right now, that is crazy. My hands are so sticky. – [Mark] Hey, Pooh-bear. – What? – [Mark] You get enough? – No! How did that silly old
bear get his paw into that jar of honey all the time? – [Mark] He didn’t get his
paw stung by bees yesterday. – Yeah, I got fat paw right now. Watch this, two bee
honeys at the same time. (men yelling and groaning) Sugar rush! Full honey face. – [Mark] Mario, there aren’t
any bears out here, are there? ♪ Climbin’ in a honey tree,
Pooh bear, I know he’s out there ♪ It’s me and it’s you, oh
silly oh Winnie the Pooh – Well, I would say we
endured quite a bit to get both of these honeys up
close for the cameras. Aside from wearing the bee
beard, which resulted in me being stung 32 times, to
then scaling the side of a cliff to extract comb and honey
from a killer bee hive, we went through it all
to do this taste test, and at the end of the day, I
have to say that the killer bee honey is actually
the most tasty. I’m Coyote Peterson,
bee brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next adventure. One more handful. Ooh, that’s some good honey. (inspirational music) There are many
misconceptions surrounding the Africanized honeybee. Or, as they have become
famously vilified by so many, as killer bees. Nearly all attacks happen
when a hive is accidentally disturbed, or a swarm is
provoked by a non-professional who is attempting
to exterminate it. And while many people
are stung every year, very few deaths are
actually reported. If you see a swarm or come
across a hive in the wild, quickly and quietly move
in the opposite direction. And if you are looking
for some delicious honey, well, my advice is
to support local and buy it from a honey farmer. If you thought getting swarmed
by killer bees was intense, make sure to go back
and see what happened when I tried to trade in my
fur beard for a bee beard. And don’t forget, subscribe! So you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail! They’re all over my face! My eyes! Oh man, my face hurts. – [Mark] You should see the
sting you have in your neck.

STUNG by a YELLOW JACKET!

STUNG by a YELLOW JACKET!


(upbeat music) – [Coyote] Hold
on, oh it’s flying. Hold on let’s go back
towards the nest. No wait, wait, wait, don’t move. – [Mark] Did you get it? – Yes, yes. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the yellow jacket. Here we go. (yelling) (upbeat music) Today we are headed out
into the suburban wilds of Westerville, Ohio to search
for any species of paper wasp which can be carefully
caught and ultimately used to give me a good
series of stings. Welcome to another
day in the office for Coyote Peterson. – [Mark] Coyote, are we doing what I think we’re doing today? – Oh yes, today is
yellow jacket day. Now you guys may remember
a little episode called, “The Bullet Ant Challenge” where I was stung
by a bullet ant. (yelling) And then a subsequent
video called, “Bullet Ant Kryptonite” where I used a product
called Sting-Kill to help alleviate the
pain and the itching. A Sting-Kill absolutely
loved that video and then they came
to us and said, “We’d love to work with you
guys and do a sponsored video, but let’s get you stung by something a little
more commonplace.” You know, not many people
are running into bullet ants. So they said, “What if you
get stung by yellow jackets?” Now we all know that
yellow jackets can be found at your local park, maybe you
see them in your backyard, sometimes they even
get into the house. We know they’re angry, we
know they’re aggressive, and people are often
stung every single summer. So what we’re gonna do today is actually build a bug vacuum. (record scratches) – [Mark] A bug what? – [Coyote] A bug vacuum. Bear with me here for a second. So you see this? I found this online, right? – [Mark] Looks pretty cool. – Right, the Extreme Bug Vac. But unfortunately, I
have one opened up here. This is supposed to
have a lot of suction, Mark put your hand out. – Yeah, no. – Pretty sure that’s not
gonna catch us any hornets but what I love about this
is the plastic capsule. Check that out. It’s got this little
revolving door and you are supposed to be able to suck a bug in
there, close it up, look at it through
the magnifying glass and then of course it’s
go a little screen, so that the insect can breathe. What I wanna do,
is actually take this capsule from the bug vacuum and Macgyver something
with a real vacuum. (vacuum sucking) Check out that suction. – Oh yeah.
– Yeah. – [Mark] Suction power there. – Oh yeah, that’s
gonna catch a hornet. But what I need to do
is reconstruct this, where I’m gonna
actually cut the hose and duct tape the
capsule in between. Then I’ll be able to use
this end with the nozzle, which has great suction power. And then I think
we’re gonna be ready to go out and start searching
for some yellow jackets. Oh I almost forgot, I am gonna mount the
GoPro on it as well. – [Mark] So where are we today? We’re in Ohio, right? – We are in Ohio. We’re actually
right in my backyard here in Westerville, Ohio. And I actually put
in a phone call and email to a number of my
different friends in the area and I said, “Go out this
morning and look around near the eaves of your house.” You know where the gutter
attaches to the roof? “And let me know if you
see any wasps nests, hornet nests,
yellow jacket nests, anything that looks
like a stinging insect, let me know and we may
come and investigate it.” So we’re gonna kinda
go on a little bit of a field trip today guys, until we can find ourselves
some good stinging bugs. – [Mark] Are we testin’ it out? (vacuum sucking)
– Yep. (vacuum sucking)
– Yep. I think it’s gonna work. – Last step. (Mark laughing) Now it’s like a proton pack. (Mark laughing) Oh yeah, this thing is awesome. Alright, well if
you guys are ready, let’s go try to catch
some yellow jackets. – [Mark] Let’s do it. (Coyote cheering) – Alright, well we might as well check the park
that we started at. Great structures here
for us to invest. You see that all these
eaves and overhangs, perfect place for paper wasps. – [Mark] Now why do paper wasps
like these under hangs here? – Well because it’s a
great spot to build a nest. It’s out of the realm of
predators and the rain. See anything yet? (mysterious music) There are eight known species
of wasps that call Ohio home. And many of them
can be encountered right in your own backyard. However, unless they
are intentionally or accidentally provoked, your odds of being stung
are actually very slim. Let’s go this way. – [Mark] Come on Mario. – Well it’s a fun
day at the park. – [Mark] Yep. – On the weekend. – [Mark] Should’ve
brought a soccer ball. What do you see? – [Mario] Did you see
something fly out? – I did, I think it
was a honey bee though. Now honey bees, you often
times see on clover. Let me see, there’s
one right there. Look, look, look, look. That’s a honey bee. – [Mark] European honey bee. – Yep. Now that is
not what we’re after. honey bees actually have
fur all over their bodies, whereas yellow jackets
are completely bald. Bees also have barbs
on their stingers, so when you get stung by a
bee, it’s stinger gets removed. If you get stung
by a yellow jacket, no barbs, so it can sting
you over and over and over. If I was looking for honey
bees, we’d be in the right spot. But unfortunately, yellow
jackets do not pollinate clover. Alright, let’s keep lookin’. (mysterious music) – [Mark] So why are we
looking at the ground now? I thought we were looking up. – That’s a good
question actually. Oh. That could be perfect, I
see some ants in there. A lot of times yellow jackets will actually build
their nests underground. So if you see something
that looks like a mole hole, just respect it
from a safe distance because it’s possible
that yellow jackets have built a nest in there. A cavity in a tree like
this is also fair game. But there’s nothing
in this tree. Not sure we’re gonna find
anything in this park, guys. Might be time to
take a road trip, see where else we can
look for yellow jackets. You ready? – [Mark] The bug suckers
are hittin’ the road. – Oh yeah, vroom vroom. (upbeat music) Well it is 12:43, which means
it’s officially lunch time. And we have a new plan. – Searching for the
yellow jackets ourselves is not exactly
panning out very well. We found some nests
that were vacant, we found some honey bees,
and some bumblebees. But we haven’t found the
infamous yellow jacket. What we’re gonna do, bear
with me here for a second, is actually have a picnic. Because often times,
if you think about it, yellow jackets show up
when you’re at a picnic. So I’m thinking if we get some
soda pops and some ice cream, we hang out in the sun,
maybe these stinging insects will come to us and
we will then be able to use the Bug Sucker 5000 to
just sit there and just go, vroom, and suck ’em up. Give me this, I’m gonna go look
in the garbage can right now and see if there
are any hornets. Guys, we are really lookin’
hard for these hornets but you know what, they
empty their trash a lot. Check this out. There’s like nothin’ in there. Can’t exactly find hornets if there isn’t a bunch
of sticky stuff around. And what Mario did was, he put, look at that. Ice cream in the
grass on top of a lid. Maybe that will
bring in the hornets and the yellow
jackets, and the wasps. I don’t know, I guess
we’ll see what happens. – Mmm. – [Mark] Pretty good, huh Mario? I’m enjoying mine. – It’s a beautiful
day for a picnic. – I’ll see you
then, alright bye. – [Mark] No yellow
jackets though. – Guys. – [Mark] What’s up? – We might be in business. I just got off the phone
with my friend, Jasper. Now I know at the
beginning of the video, I kinda made a joke and said, “Yeah I sent an email and
texts to my friends that live “in the area and I
told ’em to go outside “and check around their houses “to see if any yellow
jackets were hanging out.” Sure enough, my
friend Jasper went out and he said right
on his back patio, there’s a little nest and
there are three yellow jackets. And I said, “You’re sure?” He said, “Well, they’re
yellow and they’re black “and they look like
they wanna sting.” So, I think we may
actually be able to put the Bug Sucker
5000 to the test. You guys ready? – [Mark] Let’s do it. And can we bring
our treats with us? – Oh of course. – Yeah. – Let’s catch some
yellow jackets. Alright guys, well we
are at Jasper’s house. Now he has asked to
not be on camera, because he’s not used
to being on YouTube. So you won’t get
to meet him today, but he has given us permission
to go out on his porch and scout for these
yellow jackets. If they’re there,
we’re gonna use the Bug Sucker
5000 to catch them and then go to a
controlled environment so that we can get me stung. You guys ready? – [Mark] Sounds like
a plan, let’s do it. – Gear up, you guys
grab the other cameras and we’ll be ready to go. – [Mark] You look happy. – [Coyote] See that
corner right there? – [Mark] Uh-huh. – That is a small nest and there are two
yellow jackets. Now Jasper has provided
us with a step stool. He was thinkin’ ahead. So I’m gonna use this step stool and get up close with
the Bug Sucker 5000. You guys ready? We’re gonna have
to do this quick ’cause I already see
that they’re on the alert with their wings
kind of propped out ready to swoop
down and sting us. So we really just
have one shot at this. Okay so what I’m gonna do,
I love my Ghostbuster pack, but to really make this
work I do have to take the Bug Sucker 5000 out. – [Mark] The moment we’ve
all been waiting for. – Let’s put it this way, it’s either gonna work, or
we’re all gonna get stung. (vacuum sucking) – [Mark] Move fast. (vacuum sucking) Did it work? – We got one of ’em in there. – [Mark] Oh there’s
still one on the nest. (vacuum sucking) – [Coyote] Get the net,
get the net, get the net. Oh it’s flying. Hold on, hold on let’s
go back towards the nest. Wait, wait, wait,
wait, don’t move. (vacuum sucking) – [Mark] Did you get it? – Yes, yes. – [Mark] Shut the
door, shut the door. (laughing) It totally worked.
– Look at that. Totally caught the
yellow jackets. Both of ’em, just like that. (cheering) The Bug Sucker 5000 pays off. Can you guys believe that? Holy mackerel, we caught ’em. Wow. That was crazy, the one
was actually climbed onto this thing and I was like, “Uh, oh. We’re gonna get stung.” I was like, “Get the
net, get the net.” But then it went
back up to the nest and sure enough, got it
inside of the capsule. – [Mark] So alright
Coyote, now we have to go to where we’re
gonna get you stung. Not at Jasper’s house. – Yeah, no we’re gonna go
to a controlled situation, and we’re gonna get
these yellow jackets out of the little
capsule and get me stung. But what I’m gonna
do for transport, is not take this hose apart. Now I’m actually just
gonna place it inside of the bug net just
in case they get out. And just like that,
we’re ready to go. – [Mark] Nice. – Awesome, high fives guys. (laughing)
– That totally worked. – That’s so cool
that that worked. – [Mark] That totally worked. Boom. – Alright guys, and we’re back. Now we do have the
yellow jackets on hand. But first let’s
talk about the kit that I have here on the table. Now as always, with
these sting episodes, I have my trusty
entomology forceps here. I’ll be using this
to actually hold one of the yellow
jackets against my
arm to induce a sting. And just in case something
goes horribly wrong, as always, the epinephrin pen. – [Mark] Now do you think you’re
in the clear at this point? You’ve been stung a bunch. – I have and you never know. Every single insect
sting is unique and you never know how
your body will react. Even a yellow jacket can force
you into anaphylactic shock. So I always have this just
as a safety precaution. And of course, the star of
today’s episode, Sting-Kill. Who probably is
sponsoring this episode. Now what we’re gonna
do after I’m stung, is try out both of these
products on the sting, to make sure that it can
relieve not only the pain, but also the itching that’s
gonna come after the fact. You guys ready to see
the yellow jackets? – [Mark] Let’s bring ’em out. – Alright, well they
did transport safely
inside of the net and still inside of
the little capsule. – [Mark] Pretty happy they
didn’t escape in the car. – Yeah that would’ve been a
bad situation, wouldn’t it? All of us in the car and then
yellow jackets flying around. And sure enough there they
are inside of the capsule. Now what I need to
do is actually remove the hose from the capsule so we just have
this individualized. And then I can carefully get one of those yellow
jackets out of there. Now here’s a really interesting
little fact to remember, all hornets are
technically wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. How about that? And anything that
is black and yellow is technically considered
a yellow jacket. – [Mark] So what do we
have, what did we find? – This I believe, is what’s
called a European paper wasp. But because it’s
yellow and black, we’re just generically
calling it a yellow jacket. – [Mark] And is this
what we find at picnics? Is this what’s swarming
us when we’re trying to eat our ice cream? – No, that is usually a hornet. Now a hornet has a much
stockier looking body, a thicker abdomen and
a narrower thorax. But these ones look
just like wasps. You see the very pointy wings,
if you kind of see there. Do you see where
the thorax leads into the abdomen right there? It’s very narrow and indicative
of being an actual wasp. But I think at this junction,
what we’re ready to do, is bring the bug
net back into this, place the capsule inside,
and work on getting one of these yellow jackets
out of the container. You ready for that? – [Mark] So what’s
the process here? You’re gonna let ’em
go inside the net and then grab them
with the forceps? – Yeah, here’s
what’s gonna happen. So I’m gonna place
the capsule down inside of the net like
this, keep it contained. I’m going to open the capsule, hopefully only let
one of them out, close it back up,
remove the capsule, and then go in there with
the entomology forceps, to pick it up, bring it out,
and place it on my forearm. (suspenseful music) I’m Coyote Peterson,
and I’m about to enter the sting zone with a
yellow jacket, here we go. One, (breathes), two, three. (suspenseful music) Ow. – [Mark] Did you get there? – [Coyote] Got me there, yeah. (suspenseful music) (yelling) – [Mark] Did you get it? – Yeah it got me twice. Ah. Here we go. (suspenseful music) (yelling) – [Mark] Was that the worst one? – [Coyote] Yeah that was
the worst one so far. – [Mark] Are you good? (yelling) – He got the stinger all the
way inserted into my arm. Oh my arm’s startin’
to hurt a little bit, hold on, let’s do this. We’re gonna get back
into the capsule. – [Mark] Gonna lay it back. (breathes) – Ah, yep there you have it. You see all those welts? I took several stings
all right in that area. And look at this, there’s
a lot of red coloration developing right near the veins. That is really
interesting looking. And it burns and it’s really
warm, really warm right now. Honestly, it’s hot
to the touch right? – [Mark] Yeah you can
definitely feel the swelling. – Yeah, now it was
not nearly as painful as any of the other
stings I’ve gone through. I was actually able to keep
the yellow jacket on my arm as it was inflicting stings. It did get me one time pretty
good right at the end there, and I had to let it go. Of course we got it safely back into the capsule, as
you can see there. There they both are, they’ll
be released here shortly. But what we wanna
do now, is actually use the Sting-Kill products to see if it will alleviate
some of the burning in my arm and of course the itching
that is almost certain to come if I don’t use the
Sting-Kill ointment. You guys ready for that? – [Mark] Let’s do it. – [Coyote] Okay. – [Mark] Well which
one do we want? Do you want the capsules
or do you want the? How about you take both. Let’s talk about both.
– We’re gonna give a shot at both. So this is the Sting-Kill wipe. Often times used for
anything from a bee sting or a wasp sting, even a
mosquito bite, even a jellyfish. If you guys are on the
beach and you’re swimming and you run into a jellyfish, this is perfect for that. So what I’m gonna do, is
I’m gonna open this up. I’ll tell you what, I keep
myself pretty well composed in a lot of this, but
now that the pain’s actually starting to
set in my arm, I do, I get a little bit light headed. So the Sting-Kill wipes
have a maximum strength mix of benzocaine and menthol and
I actually really like these. They’re neon green, looks
like Ninja Turtle Mutagen. Check that out. And wow that is a strong
smell right there. Alright I’m gonna put that
on the sting, are you ready? – [Mark] Yeah sure go ahead. – Oh wow, it’s cold. The menthol definitely
cools it immediately. (sighs) Yes.
(laughing) Wow that really does have a pretty incredible
cooling effect. Now similar to the bullet ant, I was in a lot of pain
after that and it did help, but of course the
bullet ant pain eventually did come back and
lasted for nearly 36 hours. I’m hoping that this
relieves much quicker. Now I do love the wipes. And I carry the wipes in my
pack, but this right here, the sting kill capsules.
– Those, I like those. – Yeah these are my
absolute favorite. Okay let me open one up for you. Now they are individually
wrapped, see this, very cool. And all you have to do is pop
the back end out like that. And inside here is a
little glass capsule within the plastic. So all you have to do, this
is my favorite part, ready? (glass breaks)
(laughing) Shatter the glass on the inside that has this
little cotton swab. – [Mark] It’s
strangely satisfying. – I know, it’s like, “Oh
here comes the ooze.” Yes, ah. (laughing) Oh that is my favorite. And that real thick
serum right there is literally
instantaneous relief. I personally love
to just do this, dab it right on the sting zone. Wow. And as you can see,
there is more liquid here than you get in the wipes. So if you have a
really bad sting, or you’re stung multiple times, I definitely recommend going
to the Sting-Kill capsules, ’cause as you can see, look
how much of the ointment is actually coming out there. – [Mark] Okay, so once again,
Sting-Kill saves the day. (breathes) – Yes. Sting-Kill
has saved the day. My arm feels a lot better. In fact, there’s also a little
bit of a numbing agent here, so I can’t feel any of
the pain at this point. Wow, arm is a little bit stiff, but hopefully this
formula will also reduce any potential itching that’s
gonna come down the road here. And I know you’re
thinking to yourselves, “Coyote, those were
simply yellow jackets. “And you’ve been stung
by tarantula hawks,
and bullet ants, “and hopefully soon
warrior wasps.” But keep in mind guys,
that the yellow jacket is something that is
right in your backyard. It’s something you
can easily come across and something you definitely
have the potential of being stung by. Now if you are
unfortunately stung, remember, Sting-Kill is
definitely gonna help you out when it comes to
alleviating that pain and any potential itching. Alright guys, well
I think it’s time to release the yellow
jackets back into the wild. But before we do,
I just want to give an extra special
thanks to Sting-Kill for supporting this episode and of course, for
keeping us kitted up with sting ointment, when
we’re out there in the field. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next adventure. It is not often that an
animal like a yellow jacket is safely relocated from an
urban setting to a wild one. As most human
encounters usually end with the insect being
sprayed and killed. I know this sounds strange, but
it truly made my heart happy to know that this
beautiful pair of wasps will now have the chance to continue building
their nest in the wild. No matter what, always
admire these insects from a safe distance. However if you are
stung, all you need to do is visit your local pharmacist, where you are likely to find
the Sting-Kill products. And whether you use the
sting wipes or the capsules, both are armed with
a maximum strength benzocaine and menthol formula that is certain to
provide fast relief to the pain and itching. For more information,
visit Sting-Kill’s website to connect with the
brand for special offers. If you thought
(yelling) getting stung by a yellow
jacket was intense, (yelling) make sure to go back
and watch the episode where I applied
Sting-Kill to help alleviate the searing pain
of the bullet ant’s sting. And don’t forget, subscribe. So you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. What I’m gonna do
is open this up, and let’s see if
the sting wipe helps (sighs) to cool off my arm. This is nice, these are perfect. This could fit right
in any hiking backpack. (coyote howling)

STUNG by a WARRIOR WASP!


(dramatic music) (screaming) (suspenseful music) (roaring) (water splashing) – [Coyote] The insect
sting pain index needs no new introduction in relation to the
work that we do. My climb towards its
summit began with a small creator known as
the harvester ant. This experiment
into what happens from an onslaught of
stings, opened the door to a world of pain, that
I would attempt to endure in the name of
education and science. Ow, there’s one on my neck. Maurio, get the one off my neck! If you are watching this video, there’s a good chance you
remember the velvet ant, also known as the cow killer. This wingless wasp
is famous for having the largest stinger
in the insect kingdom. A sting from that
creature was intense. It didn’t end there. This is the worse
sting I’ve ever taken! Oh my gosh guys,
this is super bad! The tarantula hawk
delivered as promised. With a tidal wave of pain,
that literally put my arm into a state of paralysis. I can’t move my arm! And finally came the
moment that the world had been waiting for, the
one and only bullet ant. Ranked as having the
most painful sting in the insect kingdom,
it seemed as if I had conquered the sting pain
in the next mountain. (shouting gibberish) I had reached the summit. I had done it, or had I? Whispers began to drift amongst
the YouTube comment section. Questions began to arise, as to whether or
not the bullet ant is truly the king of sting! (screaming) It’s burning hot! It’s getting worse! Hold on, hold on! These whispers turned
into a haunting echo. What about the warrior wasp? Coyote have you heard
about the warrior wasp? Are you going to be stung
by the warrior wasp? Warrior wasp, warrior
wasp, warrior wasp! (dramatic music) That is an enormous nest
of angry warrior wasps. Man, they’re a lot higher
up there than I thought. This is gonna
definitely be tough. Think again, double check. Yep, those are warrior wasps. A hundred percent, and
that nest is so big. There are probably
thousands of them in there, all inside the walls. All it takes is a little
disturbance from them to literally spill out
and swarm like mad, and they’re incredibly fast, much faster than your
typical paper wasps. The local expert that
tipped us off to this field, where he said, “Yeah, I’ve seen
warrior wasps there before.” Actually at one point,
throw a rock through a nest and I was told that
they spilled out of the nest so fast,
he barely even had time to think about running,
let alone making an escape to try to get to his vehicle. And in the process he
was stung multiple times and had to go to the hospital. We do know they’re
incredibly fast, and incredibly aggressive. So Mark and Maurio are
gonna actually set up a mosquito net here underneath
the overhang of this tree. Now that will hopefully
keep you guys safe and out of the sting
zone, ’cause as we know the sting zone goal with
this is simply on my forearm, not all over our bodies. I’m gonna be wearing a
bee suit, so hopefully that will protect me
as I go in to extract one of these ornery
little insects, and with any luck, we’re
gonna get one up close for the cameras. None as one of the most
aggressive paper wasps species in the world,
these beautiful insects carry the warrior moniker,
from their commitment to attacking anything
that disturbs their nest. However, very few people
have ever been stung by one of these insects,
because unlike normal people, wasps species, they often
build their massive nests high up in the
trees of the Central and South American rainforests, a place where humans,
virtually never encounter them. Let’s go catch a warrior wasp. Alright guys I think I’m ready. Let’s get you tucked
underneath the net here. Now in the event,
that I am swarmed, it is best for you guys to
just stay completely put, and underneath this. Wrap yourselves up
as tight as you can. It’s a good chance they’re
not gonna get through there. – It’s a mosquito net,
so all the webbing’s very tightly wound. – [Coyote] Yeah. – Nothing could really
get through this, but still it’s gonna be a
pretty nerve wracking experience just to get swarmed
by the most painful stinging wasp in the world. Alright. – [Coyote] Are you guys ready? – Ready.
– Ready. – Good. – Alright guys, I am now going
to slowly approach the nest, and the goal is
going to be to just hold the net up in the
air and see if I get wasps to actually come to the net. If I am swarmed it is gonna be
one incredibly bad situation. I’m very close now. We’re all down on the low end. Oooh, its gonna be
swarmed around me. I hear a couple them movin’
around me left and right. My tactic was simple. Coax a single wasp from the
nest, using my extendable GoPro arm, and then
quickly swipe it up, using my entomology net. This was primed to be one
of the most dangerous animal catches I had ever attempted
as disturbing the nest could literally mean thousands
of these fearless warriors swarming me and the crew. Okay, I’m going to cut
this hand-held camera, and go for a catch. Here we go. (suspenseful music) (buzzing) I got ’em, I got ’em, I got ’em. I got one! I really got one, a big one too! Whew! Holy cow, that totally works. Okay there it is, right
there in the net, you see it! And what I did is I just
provoked one off the edge with the (faint speaking) we
got it right into the net. Check that out, wow, okay! Now this is the difficult part. I need to safely get
it out of the net and into the (faint
speaking) one second here. Oh man, my arm is shaking. That was the most perfect swipe, I could have possibly attempted. Nothing got scared
and there’s a wasp on the edge of the net. I just (faint
speaking), it came off, one swipe and I had it! Hold on a second. (suspenseful music) Yes! There it is, wow! Wow, there we have it! That is the warrior wasps. Oh my gosh, that
is a large wasp. Wow, I was excited to catch it. Now I realize I have
just sealed my fate. That is crazy, whew! Look at the abdomen
on that creature. Whew! Well, part one of this
mission is in the capsule. Part two is to get me stung. Oh, I have a feeling
this maybe just as bad as the bullet ant. (suspenseful music) Just based on the
knowledge that these are extremely aggressive,
I have a feeling that the sting is going to
be unbelievably painful, but I am mentally prepared
to take the sting, and I know this is the
moment that everybody’s been waiting for. We thought that I had climbed
the insect sting pain index, and reached the summit, and that was it, the
bullet ant was it. But, of course, we all knew
that we teased the warrior wasp at the end of that
episode, and ever since you guys have been
asking for it, so today, Coyote Peterson is
going to deliver. Here we go. (operatic singing) (leaves crunching) There it is. That is a warrior wasp. Now the ultimate question
that we are answering today, is will the warrior wasps sting, be more painful,
than the bullet ant? Oh, I have to just
sit back for second, and admire this creature. How could something
only that big, about an inch in
length possibly contain such a potent sting? Look at that iridescent blue
coloration on the wings, and its abdomen, almost looks
as if it’s covered in velvet. You’ll notice the body
structure of this wasp is very distinct. Of course, it has the
head, it has a thorax, and then a very,
very narrow space, between its thorax,
and its abdomen. Now one thing that I
did notice when we saw these out flying
around the nests, is when they fly, they
actually turn their abdomens upwards to a point in the air. Very different looking
than other wasp species that we see flying around. It’s interesting that this
thing looks like a warrior, and when all of
them are together and they’re on the
outside of the hive what they will do
to ward off anything that’s thinking about
getting into the hive is they will go boom, boom,
boom, boom, boom, boom, and sometimes they are
actually called drumming wasps, because they beat
their wings together, all in unison and that’s where they get the name warrior wasps. It sounds like
soldiers marching. So when I look at this creature and its fierce appearance,
definitely reminds me of one determined warrior. And you know the other thing
that’s real interesting about these wasps is they
have massive front mandibles. Now this is a species that
will kill caterpillars, and bring them back
to feed their young, but they mostly feed
on nectars and sugars. So this is not a
creature that’s out there hunting for self, only
hunting for its young, but those front mandibles,
I can easily see be used to decapitate or
kill something like a caterpillar or a grub. Whew, it’s an intimidating
face on that creature. Almost looks like the
face of the bullet ant, but, of course, it has wings, and a slightly different
body structure. This is the only time, I
have ever seen a blue wasp. Look at that. Now just like with did
with the tarantula hawk, the way to get this
animal to sting me, is we’re gonna actually
place a glass capsule inside of this net, and I’m
gonna take off the glass top, let the net fall down
on top of the insect and I’m going to pick it up
with these entomology forceps. I think you guys all know
the game plan from there. Coyote’s arm goes
down on the table, the insect touches my forearm, and a sting is induced. Now, of course, for safety we
always have an epinephrine pen on set, just in case
anybody’s wondering. I’m gonna just place this off
to the side at this point, and if you guys are ready, let’s get the warrior
wasp into the net. Mark are you all set? – [Mark] I’m all set. What happens if the wasp gets
aggressive and flies at us? – Whoo, that’s a great question, because I will tell you what. This is one fast insect. Now when I’m stung, as
always, I’m gonna try to get the glass
capsule back over top. If I do not, and
the wasp flies off, just hold your
ground for a second. A good chance is, it
just wants to escape and it’s not gonna
come after you guys, but if you are stung, I’m
pretty much just gonna turn the cameras around
and film you guys and see what happens. (laughter) – Oh, lets not do that today.
– Let’s hope. – That doesn’t happen. Well so far, I’ve managed
to get everyone of these stinging insects back
inside the glass capsule so that we can safely release
it back into the wild, right where it came
from and with any luck, we’ll be able to pull that
off again, once more today. – [Mark] Let’s keep that
streak alive please. – Yes, yes, for you guys’ sake, let’s definitely keep it alive. Maurio are you ready? – Ready. – Mark are you ready? – I’m ready if you’re ready. (blows air) – Alright I am going to
slide the warrior wasp off to the side. You stay there buddy. I’m going to place the net, right in the middle
of the table, and just like I did
with the tarantula hawk, I’m then going to replace
the capsule right there and I’m going to
lift up the net. See that, good. You guys got that shot. – [Cameraman] Yep. – I’m now going to
remove the glass capsule and let the wasp– – [Cameraman] A little
delicate procedure. – Ohh!
– Okay. – The wasp is in the net. I’m gonna gently pin it,
and I need to grab it right at the back of its thorax. Got it! Perfect hold. Okay, wow! There we have it! Okay, I’m gonna have
to do this quick. And that is about as good a
hold as I am going to get. Whoa look at that stinger. (suspenseful music) I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the warrior wasp. Here we go. One. Two. (suspenseful music) (screaming) (screaming) Ooohh! God! Arrgh! – [Cameraman] Are you alright? – Ahhhh! Ahhhh! – [Cameraman] Talk to
me, what are you feelin’? – Oh man! Oh man, yep, don’t be sad! Oh man (faint speaking)
really quickly. So far, not as bad as
the bullet ant though. Oooh, nope, nope, nope, hold on. Arrgh! Oooh, sharp shooting pain! There’s the sting
zone, right there. You see that, oh my gosh! My arm is swellin’ up
really, really quickly! Arrgh! Hold on, back to the
table, back to the table! Okay, so what is happening
right now is the venom is getting into my
bloodstream, right. And what’s happening
is it is breaking down the membranes around
my blood cells, and it’s causing
them to scatter. Now there’s cells in there
that are neurons, right. Those neurons are sending
messages to my brain that are screaming
pain, pain, pain, and trust me, when I say
there’s massive amounts of pain going through my arm right now! (groans) Initial onset is not as
bad as the bullet ant, but it’s an electrical
shock similar to that of the tarantula hawk. Hold on, let me compose
myself here for a second. Arrgh, oooh, oh my gosh, the pain is actually
getting worse, as time goes on, and I don’t
know if that’s actually the venom taking hold or
that’s just the neurons firing to my brain, saying you are in a lot
of pain right now Coyote. Hold on guys, give me a second. Arrgh! See the red! – [Cameraman] You
seem more squirmy. Arrgh! – [Cameraman] You
can’t sit still. – This is more of
a continuous sting than the bullet ant was. This is, this keeps firing. This just keeps firing. God this GoPro. Arrgh! (suspenseful music) – [Cameraman] Let me know
if I need to be worried. Talk to me. – I’m trying to just mentally like absorb the pain right now. And we’re tired. We’ve been working hard all
day and it’s hot out here. I’m light-headed. You know, when you get
into a really hot shower, and the steam sets on and you
feel like you’re gonna faint, I do feel like I’m
getting close to fainting and that is not good. I’m just trying to
control my breathing. Arrgh, look at that welt. Man! That thing walloped me! I can only imagine
what it would be like to be swarmed by these. Just a single sting dwarfs
the sting of a yellow jacket. The initial sting was not as
painful as the tarantula hawk, but then it set in, and it
was electrical in nature. It felt like an electrical
current going into my arm, and I was over here, I was
hitting the ground saying it’s not as bad
as the bullet ant, but in its own way,
it’s different, because the bullet ant hit me,
and then just kept radiating. This feels like I’m being
stung over and over and over. – [Cameraman] Man
it’s really swollen. It usually doesn’t
swell quickly. – Look at that. Go ahead, put your hand out. Feel the tauntness
of my forearm. – [Cameraman] Oh yeah. – And you can see–
– Oh yeah. – [Cameraman] Big time. – [Coyote] The stinger
insertion point is definitely swollen. It is very much isolated. It almost looks like a little BB or something underneath my skin. – [Cameraman] You know,
you’re reacting more like you did with the bees, with that immediate welt. – And my body may start to
react differently to venoms. At this point I’m just
feelin’ really light-headed, very hot, my arm is very
hot and I’m not necessarily a state of paralysis
like the tarantula hawk, but my– – [Cameraman] Any tightness
in your chest or– – Not my chest! Tightness in my hand,
like this motion, squeezing of my hand, is very,
very difficult right now. I’m really having a hard
time squeezing down a fist, and you can see the swelling
is setting in there. It does still feel, like
pins and needles in my arm, but I know, that everybody
wants me to answer the question. Is the sting from the
warrior wasp more painful than the bullet ant? I would definitely say that
the bullet ant is worse. However, keep this in mind. If you come across a bullet
ant while you’re out there venturing through the
rainforest of Costa Rica, let’s say one lands on your arm, falls out of tree,
and stings you, you can easily brush it off. However, if you stumble upon
a nest of warrior wasps, and you disturb it, you’re
going to have thousands of angry insects attacking you, and not only are they
going to be attacking, but they are going to
be chasing as you run through the underbrush. Now, imagine if you were
to talk sting after sting after sting, it could
potentially be lethal. So word to the wise, if you’re out there in the
rainforest of Costa Rica, simply admire these animals
from a safe distance and always pay attention
to your surroundings. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild! We’ll see you on
the next adventure! Hey, wait a second, (needle scratching record) I feel like we’re
missing something. – What? – [Coyote] You famous line. – Oh, you didn’t
notice my t-shirt. – [Coyote] Oh. – I been wearing
this all day man. – Cool!
– Check it out! – I read the comments guys. – [Coyote] As I hike back
through the sweltering rainforest, I could feel
the physical and mental exhaustion setting in. Yet I knew there was still
one thing left to do. Alright guys well, my arm is in considerable pain right now, but as always it is time
to release the creature back into the wild. What I’m gonna do is
open up the capsule, and let this warrior wasp fly
right back up to its nest. Slowly opening the capsule I
released this fearless warrior and watched as it
returned to the nest. I felt a sense of completion. My personal mountain, known as
the insect sting pain index, had finally been conquered. It was a long painful journey, but as I climbed
past the cow killer, traversed the tarantula hawk, battled the bullet ant, now
withstood the warrior wasps, I felt as if I had finally
reached the summit. However, as I stood upon
this moment in time, it seemed to pass in a flash, as I was quickly reminded
that the universe will always present
it’s next challenge when you least expect it. Alright guys, so we have
looked up vespid wasps of Latin American, and I
have found out what this is. Just after we finished
filming the warrior wasp, we came upon a species
whose sting had yet to be officially
documented and ranked on the insect sting pain index. Could this sleeping
giant be the dark horse that would emerge
from the shadows to claim the throne as the
newly established king of sting? There is only one
way to find out. I’m going to be stung
by the executioner wasp. If you are excited to
see how bad the sting of the executioner wasp
is, make sure to go back and pay homage to the
reigning king of sting, the bullet ant, and
don’t forget subscribe to join me and the crew on
this season of Breaking Trail! Oh my gosh this is it! (howling) (birds chirping)

Warrior Wasp ANTIDOTE?


– [Coyote] Okay I’m gonna
have to do this quick. And that is about as good a
hold as I am going to get. – [Man] Oh I can
see the stinger. – Wow, look at that stinger. (dramatic music) (sighs) I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the warrior wasp. Here we go. One, two, three. (dramatic music) (yelling) – [Man] You’re
turning red already. (yelling) Talk to me, what
are you feelin’? – Oh man. Oh man, yep, oh it’s bad. Oh man it’s gettin’ a lot worse. – Is it?
– Really quickly. So far not as bad as
the bullet ant though. (yelling) Nope, nope, nope, hold on. (yelling) It’s a sharp shooting pain. There’s the sting
zone right there. See that, oh my gosh man,
my arm is swellin’ up really, really quickly. (yelling) Hold on, back to the
table, back to the table. Okay so what is
happening right now is the venom is getting
into my bloodstream, right? And what’s happening
is it is breaking down the membranes around
my blood cells. And it’s causing
them to scatter. Now there’s cells in there
that are neurons, right? Those neurons are sending
messages to my brain that are screaming,
“Pain, pain, pain.” And trust me when I say
there’s massive amounts of pain goin’ through
my arm right now. Initial onset is not as
bad as the bullet ant. But it’s an electrical
shock similar to that of the tarantula hawk. (breathing heavily) Hold on, let me compose
myself here for a second. (yelling) Oh my gosh the pain is
actually getting worse as time goes on. And I don’t know if that’s
actually the venom taking hold or that’s just the neurons
firing to my brain saying, “You are in a lot of
pain right now Coyote.” Hold on guys, give me a second. (yelling) You see the red? – You seem more squirmy.
(yelling) Like you can’t sit still. – This is more of
a continuous sting than the bullet ant was. This keeps firing. This just keep firing. Cut this GoPro. (yelling) (upbeat jungle music)
(airplane flying) – [Man] Alright Coyote,
it’s time for the aftermath. The warrior wasp
after sting special. – Yeah, you know it’s
interesting between when we stopped filming and now, ’cause we took a little
bit of a water break after we wrapped the episode. Look at this dark
spot in my vein. Do you see that? It’s almost like a
broken blood vessel or something like that. And you can see just how
red the sting zone is. It’s interesting,
my forearm reacts in a very similar way to
every sting that I take. But this one specifically
does still feel like pins and needles coursing through my forearm.
– You actually turn your arm, you can see where it crests out.
– Yeah, oh yeah. It’s almost like you
can feel it right there. It feels like a golf
ball under there. – Yeah, it’s like a goose egg, like if you hit
your head real hard. – Yeah. – So you’re impressed. – Yeah, no I am
definitely impressed. It wasn’t quite the
theatrics of the bullet ant. But to be honest with you guys, it was painful but not
as bad as I expected. And I think at this
point we do know that the bullet ant
is the king of sting. It holds strong on it’s throne
and that’s totally cool, totally respect that. But what we wanna do
now is actually apply a little relief to my arm ’cause it is really
hot and really stinging and you guys know we
always use Sting Kill. So let’s see how Sting
Kill works up against the sting of a warrior wasp. Will this help with the burning? Works against bullet
ants and yellow jackets so I’m gonna go ahead and wager that this is gonna feel great. Let’s see here. Oh there it is. The green
(scoffs) now that’ll wake you up. Benzocaine and menthol. My two favorite things. Oh yeah. That’s nice. You know what guys? Sting Kill is in
my adventure pack and in an instance like this, I’m going to apply it because
we do have a very long hike out of the rainforest
back to our jungle camp. And I just wanna make sure
that my body is reacting well to the venom. And back to the actual
sting of the warrior wasp. It is very different than any of the other stings I’ve taken. And it does feel like the
venom is continuing to work and trigger my neurons
to say, “Oh sharp pain.” And then a couple seconds
later, “Oh sharp pain.” And that’s what I’m
experiencing right now, just continuous pain. Have you ever pricked
your finger on the tip of a cactus or on an
actual sewing needle or a safety pin?
– Oh yeah. Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.
(yelling) – Oh no.
(yelling) (laughing) Now it’s in your hand.
– Coyote. – Yeah?
– Why do you always get me in these situations?
– Sorry man. – Like a band-aid?
– Like a band-aid. (yelling)
(laughing) – Oh my gosh that hurts. (laughing)
– Imagine what I’m goin’ through now? – Oh my gosh, it feels so
much worse to you right now. – Oh first blood, first blood.
– Okay. – That’s what it feels
like every few seconds. It’s just like boop, boop, boop. And it kind of radiates in
this entire egg looking area on my forearm. Look at that, you can see
all the liquid under the skin at this point. See that when I move the
– Oh yeah. – [Coyote] See it
move in my skin? – [Man] It’s almost
like a water balloon. – [Coyote] Yeah, now that
is my body’s natural defense to the venom. It is forcing water
into this area so that the liquid breaks down the concentration of the venom. That venom is working
very hard right now to keep me in pain. Now imagine if you were to stumble upon a
warrior wasp nest and be stung many times. It would be extremely bad. Especially if you
were stung in the face or your neck or near your eyes. The arm, look how much swelling
there is in just in arms so I can imagine if you were
stung all over your body, it would be really, really bad. – [Man] So Coyote out of all the insects that you’ve
been stung by so far, which one has been
the most intimidating? – Definitely the tarantula hawk. Nothing could ever take the
place of how intimidating that insect was, it was massive. I imagined that the warrior
wasp would be a lot larger than it was when I
actually saw it in person. But when it comes down to it, often times it’s
size that is scarier but not always the sting
that is more potent. A smaller creature like
that has more powerful venom to help ward off any
potential predators. – Would you say the warrior wasp is worse than the
tarantula hawk? – It lasted longer. At this point, my
arm definitely still was not in pain from
the tarantula hawk. And I still have
pins and needles going through my
forearm right now, yeah. I’m still in pain, I’m just
managing to compose myself really well right now. – I got a question.
– Yeah. – Can we maybe take
on another challenge? Like fluffiest animal out there? – Like what’s the cutest baby
animal that exists out there? I don’t know, Coyote
pack, you tell us. Do you want us to climb
the cute baby animal index so that we can get
the cutest animals up close for the cameras? I’m sure everybody’s writing in the comment
section right now, “Cute animals no, unless you’re
gonna get bitten by ’em.” – [Man] What about
the slimiest creature? – [Coyote] Slimiest
creatures, yeah. I’m sure we could come
up with our own index to climb with a number
of different cool things about these animals. But when it comes to stings, yeah guys, I believe we
are at the end of the road as far as what has been tested
out before and what we know. – [Man] But the adventure
continues right? There’s a whole lot
of adventure ahead. – Oh yeah, more
episodes than you guys can possibly imagine. The brave wilderness
train is a rollin’ and trust me guys, heading into 2018 it’s
going to be absolutely epic. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next location. – [Man] Ready for some dinner? – Ready for some more adventure. – [Man] Let’s do it. (dramatic music) – Alright guys, so we have
looked up vespid wasps of Latin America, and I
have found out what this is. Just after we finished
filming the warrior wasp, we came upon a
species who’s sting had yet to be
officially documented and ranked on the
insect sting pain index. Could this sleeping
giant be the dark horse that would emerge
from the shadows to claim the throne as the
newly established king of sting? There was only one
way to find out. I’m going to be stung
by the executioner wasp. Did you see the full
warrior wasp sting episode? If not, make sure
to go back and watch as I go skin to stinger
against this incredible insect. And don’t forget, subscribe
so you can join me and the crew on our
next big adventure. (coyote howling)

Bee Beard GONE WRONG!


– [Coyote] I am
getting nervous now. – [Chris] No turning
back now buddy. – [Cameraman] You alright? – I’m getting stung a lot. Alright, gotta get ’em off. – [Chris] Go ahead
and just jump. Real hard. – They’re all on my face. My eyes! – [Narrator] From high in
the sky, the Sonoran Desert looks like an endless
expanse of rocky terrain that is speckled with cacti. Hidden amongst this
unforgiving environment exists a world of animals, many of which can be
difficult to spot. However, today is going
to be a little different, as instead of looking
for the animals, they’re literally going to be
placed right in front of us. Or in my case,
directly on my skin. – That’s a lot of bees. – [Narrator] With the goal
to prove that honey bees are not just out to sting
you, or so I thought. The crew and I headed out
to Life’s Sweet Honey Farms where I will be
working alongside bee specialist, Chris Britton. Chris and his team
specialize in safely removing bee swarms from
residential areas, honey farming, and per my
special request, bee beards. – [Chris] This
the craziest thing you’ve done this
morning, Coyote? – [Coyote] Sure is. Other
than shave off my fur beard. – [Narrator] Ah yes, the beard. I’m sure you were wondering, Coyote, what in the world
happened to your fur beard? Well, the answer
to that question is that I shaved
it off to make room for the nearly 3,000
European honey bees that will soon be
swarming all over my face. Get ready for the newest trend in facial hair
fashion, the bee beard. The following scene was
filmed on private property and under the supervision
of bee specialists. A single sting has the
potential to be fatal. Never approach a bee
hive in the wild. – Okay well, we’re gonna
start the preparation here. Chris is actually going
to apply Vaseline, you said to my nose, and
my ears, and near my eyes, so that the bees don’t go into these holes
in my face, right? – Well, you’re either gonna
look homeless with a beard or we’re gonna look like
a nice manicured beard. So this is a pseudo-queen. This is basically a
queen pheromone lure. So this is what’s going
to push those bees to actually gather somewhere because they’re actually looking
for that queen pheromone. They’ve been
separated for a while, so this is what’s gonna
actually hold them on your face. Okay, so we’re gonna put
this underneath your chin. – [Cameraman] So this is
gonna be the attractant. – This is the attractant. – Alright guys. Well I think we have reached
the final moment here. It’s either back out
or get covered by bees, and I don’t think there’s any
backing out at this point. I have the pheromone
attached to my chin. Got a GoPro here,
GoPro on my shoulder, both of your cameras going. Now wait, wait, wait, wait. Before we go through with this,
how do I get the bees off? What if something goes wrong? What do I do? – Good luck, man. I’m just gonna drive away. (Coyote laughs) Nothing’s gonna go wrong when
it comes down to the bees. If they get to the point where they are
stinging excessively, you can just shake
off real quick. – Put these in your pocket. – Epinephrine pens. Just in case this
really goes wrong. I am getting nervous now. Now I’m getting nervous. I’m Coyote Peterson and
I’m about to take on the bee beard challenge. Are you ready? – [Chris] Yep. – Okay, let’s do this. – [Chris] No turning
back now buddy. Come on girls. Come on girls, up you go. – [Cameraman] How you
feeling now Coyote? – It’s a lot of bees. It’s tough to talk. – [Cameraman] There’s a
bee right on your nose. – I feel it. – [Cameraman] That’s
a lot of bees. Are you feeling nervous? Have you been stung yet? – No stings yet. – [Cameraman] That’s good. That
means you’re remaining calm. – My leg is shaking. Stung on the lip. – [Cameraman] It’s stuck on you. You alright? Be brave. – My neck is consumed. – [Cameraman] I’m gonna
take a couple steps back. I just got stung. Right in my hand. I didn’t realize we were getting swarmed by bees this morning. – There a lot of bees on me? – You got it. You got this. – Getting stung a lot. I’ve gotten stung
about six times. Ow, my neck is
getting stung again. – This is what we
start with right here. We just get more for the
bees to start on him. Then what they’re gonna do is they’re gonna
emit a pheromone, and it’s a location pheromone, and those bees are just gonna
start basically migrating. So now I can actually just
basically hold this right here and they’re gonna all
start marching up, watch. – Are all the bees out? – [Chris] No. – My lip is swelling up. – [Chris] You’re alright. – [Cameraman] You definitely
have a full neck of bees. – I can feel them all. – [Cameraman] Are you
still getting stung? – No, not right now. – [Cameraman] So what is Coyote- – It stung the lip again! Same spot. It’s really starting to hurt. – [Cameraman] Wow, Coyote there. You are just
covered in bees man. – It’s actually turning
out pretty well. – Lip! Alright, I think I
need to get them off. – Are you okay or
you want them off? – It’s a lot of pain. – [Cameraman] But
you’ve almost got it. You’re so close. – Go ahead. – [Cameraman] You
got it, you got it. Power through, you got this. You already got
stung, you can do it. – My eyes. I’m getting stung a lot. Alright, gotta get ’em off. – [Chris] Go ahead
and just jump. Real hard. You
just knock ’em off. – They’re all on my face. My eyes! – [Cameraman] You alright? – Smoke me, I’m
getting stung a lot. – [Chris] You got
stung quite a bit. – There’s one on my hand. – [Cameraman] Oh yeah. I guess
he just stung you big time. – [Chris] You got
stung a bunch bud. – Can I walk away? Oh man, my face hurts. – [Cameraman] You
should see the sting you have in your neck. – Oh my gosh. – [Cameraman] Are you okay? – Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. – [Cameraman] Is your
tongue swelling up? The tongue is the indicator. – No, not yet, but
my face is on fire. – [Cameraman] Oh man, okay. I think we’re good now. It’s only a couple bees
and they’re just following the pheromone on your face. Hold on, you still got
stingers all in your ears. Oh my gosh. Let me see if I
can get them out. – Dude, I got stung
like so many times. All of a sudden, all at once
they started stinging my face. And on my ears. – [Cameraman] I wanna get
the stinger out of your ear. – [Chris] You okay bud? – Sorry, I was just
getting a lot of stings. – No, it’s fine buddy. You got ’em through your
shirt and everything. For some odd reason,
all of the sudden, they started just absolutely
going to town on you. You can see, look
at that right there. That actually literally… – [Cameraman] It drew blood. – [Chris] Yeah, it got
blood to the surface. You just got stung like 40
times in the face by honey bees. – [Cameraman] 40! I don’t think that was
supposed to happen Chris. – [Chris] I don’t know why. I wasn’t getting all blasted up. I mean, I got stung
like once or twice but he was literally
just getting beat up. – Oh my gosh. Dude, my face is in so
much pain right now. – [Cameraman] You alright? How’s the tongue? – Really, really painful. My tongue is not
swollen but my entire, my lips, I can’t feel my lips. – [Cameraman] Where’s Mario at? – [Chris] He’s
over there filming. – [Cameraman] Hey, tell
him to come over here. – [Chris] Hey Mario. – [Cameraman] Mario! – [Chris] He’s probably
covered up by bee sounds still. – [Cameraman] Come over here. Was it worth it? – Oh man, I can see
my lip in the lens. – [Cameraman] You don’t wanna
look at yourself right now. You don’t wanna look
in a mirror right now. – Well, I guess I better
give you some sort of outro of where I can’t talk
’cause I find that my lips are not working
properly at the moment. – [Cameraman] Alright,
I’m gonna try to be calm. Alright, go for it. – I’m gonna be calm. I think based on
the look on my face, the bee beard is not
the new fashion trend. I lasted for about
a minute and a half with my face covered
in around 3,000 bees. Once they started stinging my
lips, it got really painful. They were swarming
around my eyes. I was getting stung on my hands, on my arms, on my
forehead, on my ears, but it was definitely the lips as you can see from how
swollen they are right now that were the worst. I’d definitely say
that the bee beard was an experience
worth experiencing. So far I haven’t had any major
adverse allergic reactions other than just this
localized swelling on my hands and on my face. – [Cameraman] (laughing)
You can hardly tell. – You think this looks okay? – [Cameraman] You
can hardly tell. – I can tell you guys are
having a real hard time not laughing while we’re
trying to get this outro. We counted around two dozen
stings on my body at this point. My lips are swelling up. My eyes swelling up. As you see, the drool’s
coming out of my mouth. But I’m Coyote Peterson,
and that was the bee beard. Be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Oh, that’s painful. – [Narrator] When it
was all said and done, we counted a total of 32 stings that spanned my face,
lips, ears, neck, and arms. The neurotoxin of the
European honey bee is very specialized
and is notorious for causing extreme
localized swelling. For me, this began immediately, and despite the
disfigured, lumpy, baked potato look of my face, I actually handled the
venom very positively, and within 48 hours, was
completely back to normal. – Now the guys have
their bee suits on and they’re gonna put the
bees back into their hives. So far, about 30
minutes have gone by. No anaphylactic shock
so I should be just fine other than the fact that my face looks like the face
of the elephant man. Now I can see in the
reflection of your glasses, it is not pretty. It is not pretty. – [Narrator] If you were
wondering how this compared to the single sting
from a bullet ant, I can honestly say it was worse. As compared to the warrior wasp, I guess we will just
have to wait and see. If you thought wearing a beard of European honey
bees was intense, wait until you see what happens when we go up against a
swarm of 30,000 killer bees to extract some wild honey. Don’t forget, subscribe so
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Breaking Trail.

How to get rid of, kill in-ground yellow jacket wasps for good using Delta Dust ANGRY WASPS

How to get rid of, kill in-ground yellow jacket wasps for good using Delta Dust ANGRY WASPS


okay so I had a problem here we have Yellowjackets in the ground and this is in the yard of an 87 year old woman and she can’t mow or weed whack around her garden because of these little ground wasps which are Yellowjackets so I’m gonna do something different here I don’t normally use pesticides or insecticides anywhere on my own property but I had to do something definitive in this case and I did use pesticide here now it comes in a powder form this is the one-pound Delta dust and here’s the jar it is an insecticide but as insecticides go this is a very low-key Delta Mathurin point zero five percent now for those of you you’re curious about what that is that’s the same stuff that’s put on many dog and cat flea collars so it’s considered extremely safe for mammals extremely safe for people unsafe for things like these Yellowjackets now what I want to do here is because they activate when there’s vibration somebody walks by rides a mower by uses a weed whacker I wanted to get them boiling out here and I want to see really what the population is in the ground as it turns out this is a very large nest of Yellowjackets now for those of you don’t know Yellowjackets will come out in groups like this they’ll cling to your pant legs and they will steam you multiple times while they hold on and they stay in groups so Yellowjackets are very annoying and when it comes to very young people or pets or in this case an elderly woman they can be actually dangerous and I can put someone to shock so we’re dusting them up here with the Delta dust now throughout this test I used about 50% of this one-pound container I did not buy aspirator that some people use I recommend that you really don’t need that you can just cut the tip off of the bottle here and puff it right in and I found that it’s gonna give it a nice long even puff it carries quite a distance down this hole so I consider it to be probably the most effective for circumstances like this now something I do want you to notice this is not what I would call a knockdown pesticide so you’re not gonna go up to a nest of Hornets with this Delta dust and puff it and expect them to fall out of the sky and dial around you what they do do is fly out in every direction these wasps were flying a hundred feet or more as they came out of course they flew all over me I am wearing protective clothing and I also am wearing a respirator as a precaution even though the danger levels are extremely low when it comes to the risk to people so again Delta matheran is the active ingredient Delta dust is the product and what I’m showing you here is a condensed five-minute review of what actually took place over a twenty five minute time frame what I did notice is the wasps came flying out and they took off and flew to nearby trees they flew into grapevines they go in every direction so if you’re gonna walk out here without protection and puff a bunch of Delta dust into a hole you need to be prepared to get under cover somewhere you need to have some protective clothing they are going to come out now remember I did thump the ground and I agitated them a little bit if you just walked up and sprayed the dust in there I suppose the response would be much reduced but I like to get them active because I want those that are in deep shelter to come out and get through this dust and get it all over them and then I want them to carry that throughout the nest and what we’re finding is out of preservation they come out and fly away and don’t return now what was curious to the Scouts those foraging wasps that have been out are constantly returning they don’t seem affected by the dust at all and they bomb right into the hole and then ultimately they’re going to die so it’s a slow process now some people say just get a hose and get some soapy water and pour it in there well the way they construct these underground tunnel systems they’re at multi levels and if the ground is pretty absorbent which this is it’s a garden area the water that you pour in is going to miss their primary brood chambers which is what we really want to get with the desk so soap and water might be a temporary fix to knock him down it would not kill the nest unless you did it multiple times and of course covered and buried them until they died this way it works definitively their neurological systems here are going to be knocked out by this Delta matheran and as of this morning so we’re talking about 18 hours after I did this she does not see a single wasp going in or out of this hole so I would say that it worked extremely well so as a knockdown immediate killer it is not a success but as a definitive killer if you have overnight if you have plenty of time to work with it and you don’t mind that they are going to fly out while they’re covered in this powder it’s a very very effective and what I consider to be a very safe pesticide Delta dust so thanks for watching and I hope you benefitted. hope you benefited