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Monday, May 7, 2012

Bee Grave Yard

Mr. Rogue and I watched a documentary on the rapid decline of the Bumblebee a few years ago. Four common species of bumblebee populations in North America have decreased by 96% in the past 20 years. The video didn’t explain WHY this was happening, scientists are still trying to pinpoint the exact cause although several theories have been made. The effect of the bumblebee populations effect food cost, growth and could cause a horrible chain effect to our farms which depend on bees for pollination.

Fast forward to the new house. Our neighbor has a gigantic beehive under their roof at the corner closest to our front porch. Now that it is spring there are hundreds of bees in my front yard and I worry every time I leave the house that I am going to get stung. PLUS my front porch which is beautiful tile is now where bees come to die. Everyday about 20 are dead on my porch. Its so sad and also messy and ugly.

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So I found a number through the city that will come, collect the nest and transplant the bees to a new home in the country. Thankfully they are not allowed to kill them, which was what took me so long to call, I don’t want the bees to die I just want them to GO AWAY from me and my porch. In a week the bees will be moving to the country and I will be much happier.

3 comments:

Jess said...

YAY no more bee graveyard for you!

Jennifer Arens said...

um, you are a better woman than I am. my house is my repellant lol

paul peggy zeus said...

Honey Bees & Bumblebees have been dying from a parasite that lays eggs inside the bodies of these bees and are killing them by the billions. Sad, very, very sad.

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