Watch Adventurist Coyote Peterson Get Stung by Yellow Jackets

If you haven’t seen the video where Coyote Peterson – the online adventurist with more than (7.5 million followers!) – intentionally gets stung by a yellow jacket, you’re missing out! Intrigued? Everyone is! The video has racked up nearly 14 million views in a little over one month! Remember, just because warmer weather is winding down doesn’t mean that yellow jackets are slowing down. If anything, they become more aggressive in the autumn months – eek. Read more about how and why here. So basically no matter the season, it’s smart to watch out for these aggressive stingers. Coyote Peterson …

Are yellow jackets more aggressive during fall? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you ever noticed that yellow jackets are more aggressive during fall? You may be surprised but sometimes, apple picking brings more of these aggressive stings than a summer picnic does! Well, there’s actually a scientific reason for it. Autumn is a particularly vital time Yellow jacket colonies are at their largest (1,000-4,000 workers) by late summer and begin dwindling down as the weather gets cooler. So, they aren’t trying to intentionally bother you, they’re actually just dying off. Resources are also depleted[i] during this time making yellow jackets grow hungry which is why they may be swarming your cider …

Can You Identify the Different Types of Bees?

Bee-lieve it or not, there are more than 20,000 species of bees in the world, and not all of them sting. While they may seem like a nuisance when you are outdoors, these creatures are critical for our ecosystem, including our food supply (click here to learn more about the importance of bees).  Here are some of the more common varieties in North America: Honeybees – Talk about an important insect: honeybees pollinate one in three of all of our crops! If you have a garden in your yard, you should welcome them (that’s right, we said attract bees to …

Sting-Kill Gets Put to the Test with Outdoor Adventurist Coyote Peterson

  Would you get stung intentionally just to feel the pain of yellow jacket stings? We didn’t think so (and we don’t recommend it either!). However, Coyote Peterson, the online, nature adventurist who has racked up more than 7.5 million YouTube subscribers (and over 1 billion views on his videos) getting stung and bitten by some of nature’s most painful creatures, has done just that to put Sting-Kill to the test. Daring, perhaps! Believe it or not, end of summer and early fall is prime time for yellow jacket aggression and stings. As their natural food supply dwindles, they are out …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bees

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bees When you think of bees, you may immediately think of the negative – stings! However, bees are an important and necessary part of our ecosystem. Read up and #BeeAmazed! Here are five surprising facts you probably didn’t know about bees: Bees are responsible for pollinating and cross-pollinating one third of the world’s crops! Actually, 70 of the top 100 human food crops (which supply about 90% of the world’s nutrition) are pollinated by bees.[1] That means without bees, there would be no avocado or watermelon to enjoy all summer! Bees communicate with each …

July 4th Grill Giveaway

Grill Giveaway! Sting-Kill is giving away a BUGG® – BeefEater Universal Gas Grill. Enter for your chance to win this grill for July 4th! Complete the form to enter. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes lasts from 6/23/15 to 7/36/15. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a BUGG® – BeefEater Universal Gas Grill and the Sting-Kill Prize Pack containing Sting-Kill Swabs, a Sting-Kill Lunch Cooler, Sting-Kill Water Bottle, Killer Hogs Sauce and Rub, Sting-Kill Sunglasses and Sting-Kill Coozies. Two additional winners will receive a Sting-Kill Prize Pack. Winners will be contacted directly.

Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

These Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs are simply meatballs wrapped in bacon – and they are little bites of delicious! These Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs are quick, easy and make a perfect food for your next BBQ. To make these Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs you need a few things: Meatballs (you can make your own, but it makes it really easy to use a bag of frozen meatballs and allow them defrost in the fridge overnight) Bacon  (thin bacon works best) Toothpicks BBQ Rub 18oz of BBQ Sauce 1/2 cup Apple Jelly First take your bacon and cut the slices in half. Then to assemble your Bacon-Wrapped …

Memorial Day Grill Giveaway!

Sting-Kill is giving away a BUGG® – BeefEater Universal Gas Grill. Enter for your chance to win this grill for Memorial Day! Complete the form to enter. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes lasts from 5/12/15 to 5/31/15. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a BUGG® – BeefEater Universal Gas Grill and the Sting-Kill Prize Pack containing Sting-Kill Swabs, a Sting-Kill Lunch Cooler, Sting-Kill Water Bottle, Killer Hogs Sauce and Rub, Sting-Kill Sunglasses and Sting-Kill Coozies. Two additional winners will receive a Sting-Kill Prize Pack. Winners will be contacted directly.

Cooking With Kids

Cooking With Kids! This Spring Break, try cooking with your kids as a fun, indoor activity! You can make memories and delicious meals…

Grilled Pizza Recipe

Grilled Pizza Recipe

Grilled Pizza is one recipe you will want to cook for your family! Not only is it quick and easy – it’s a great way to get the whole family involved. With this grilled pizza recipe, kids can make their own pizza or you can all assemble them as a family. You can use the grilled pizza recipe below and substitute your favorite meat and other toppings however you like. You can use pepperoni, olives and mushrooms. Or you could use ham and pineapples… whatever you like is what you should top your pizza with. The key to grilled pizza …

What Happens To Bees In The Winer?

Have you ever wondered what happens to bees in the winter? Well right now bees are just trying to stay warm – just like us! When the temperature drops into the 50s, all the bees head back home to their hive to spend the winter. They huddle together and form what is called a “winter cluster”. The only thing bees focus on this time of year is taking care of their queen bee. They keep her fed and keep her nice and toasty warm. But it’s no vacation in the hive because our friends the bees stay in constant motion …

Pecan Tarts

Thanksgiving is such a special holiday in our family. As a child I remember big Thanksgiving celebrations in the South with Aunts, Uncles, and more than enough cousins to have two teams for an afternoon of touch football, while the adults watched real football. Our first Thanksgiving in the Northeast was looking a bit bleak with only the three of us. In true “Southern/Northern” style a wonderful family invited us to be a part of their family and so a new tradition began 23 years ago. We share Thanksgiving with friends, who have become our family. Whether for a whole …

Apple Cranberry Coffee Cake

  Upon moving to New York 22 years ago a friend shared her special cranberry coffee cake with my family, a delicious and welcoming gesture. She was kind enough to share her recipe and over the years a few modifications were made to suit my family. Nothing beats New York apples in the Fall, so naturally we added chopped apples to the cranberries with a bit of cinnamon.  This coffee cake is extremely moist and fragrant, filling the kitchen with amazing scents. To cool the coffee cake I placed it outside on the patio table as the temperature had dropped, but …

Malcom’s Pre-Game Sausage and Cheese Plate

If you’re looking for a quick appetizer that can be prepared on a smoker or grill, then this recipe is perfect for you. The Sausage and Cheese Plate is a staple at just about every BBQ joint in Memphis; it’s one of my favorite things to order when I’m in the mood for restaurant Q; and it goes perfect with a cold pitcher of beer. It’s also easy to prepare at home, so the next time you need a quick appetizer for any get-together, Here’s how to make it: 2lbs of fully cooked Polish Kielbasa smoked sausage 2oz The BBQ …