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    ^ I agree. I live near US27 and when going up to the big lake our bikes look like bug heaven . Some of the backroads are even worse due to the lack of traffic thinning out the herd...
    It is definitely seasonal but I have not seen diminishing numbers down here... YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    H's dad did the beekeeping thing and she brings it up every Spring as somethi g she would like to do...I don't have the time or patience to become the beekeeper I know will occur. Being chased off of power poles by bees and red wasps has me no fan of swarms. I usually lost.
    I do use honey a lot, so...
    I got into it about 5 years ago when a colony decided to take up residence in the wall of my tool shed. After reading about CCD and the huge loss of honeybees that has been happening I decided killing them was not an option so I read up on beekeeping and thought it sounded like a good hobby. It turned out to be a great idea. Doesn't take a lot of time or effort nor a lot of money and provides some of the best honey I have ever tasted. It is really fascinating to watch them work. I took this last year off because of problems created by a new neighbor and really miss it. Can't wait to start a few more hives.

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    Long after humans EMP themselves bugs will be flying and crawling around. Don't forget to faraday yer airhead.

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    They've never been as bad here in Georgia as when I lived in TexSux, but I moved ten years ago so I only have so much historical background to compare.

    But since moving to GA I have yet to have what used to be a regular occurrence in TX: faceshield covered with bugs, clean it at a fuel-stop, then within thirty seconds of returning to the road, I would see a big black dot swirling through the slipstream toward me, then BAM! big huge bug splattered right in the middle of my field of view, where I can't look around it or pretend it's not there. I don't miss that at all.
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    these will leave a mark

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    A few years ago riding across Montana, we could see "smoke" over the road. When we got closer we realized quickly that it was bugs! I don't remember the variety, but they apparently liked the heat radiating off the pavement. I remember any foward facing part of my Harley was completely covered with a thick layer of brown/green goo. I couldn't see through the windshield. Just nasty!

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