Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beeware of the Bees, They’re moving in

Two large swarms of bees are coming into New York, many experts are stating that New York may be inhabited by these stinging, swarming pests. Bee keepers are seeing many more colonies that are thriving in the wild well enough that they are beginning to swarm into our city. Reports are showing that some swarms of bees are swarming into Manhattan this spring. One of the two swarms actually stopped traffic when it flew into a newspaper container on May 7th, 2010, and the second swarm of about 15,000 bees was seen that Thursday near a tree. These large clouds have a threatening appearance, although they are harmless because they are simply working on finding the right place to live.
Because of this New York City’s board of Health has decided on Tuesday to allow Beekeeping after it had been banned. Ironically enough some New Yorkers have secretly been tending to beehives on their rooftops and gardens for years, and now it’s legal.
Honeybees, also named in the genus Apis look distinguished by the fact that they produce and store honey as well as the fact that they construct perennial and colonial nests made out of wax. There are 7 recognized species of this bee with a total of 44 “subspecies” although through history there have been 6-11 have been recognized. Honeybees represent only about 20,000 of the actual known species.
New York City, although it is quite a big City is being invaded by these pests and I saying this you must make sure that you are careful. The fact that these drones aren’t necessarily harmful to us, you shouldn’t bother them because you don’t know what species they are and so they may just sting you. If a bee stings you it leaves behind a pheromone that all the other bees sense and so one sting may lead to a thousand if you disturb the entire colony. You should call a local exterminator in order to rid yourself of them. Simply because we live in New York City doesn’t mean that nature isn’t coming into out space, and so saying so be careful if you see a dark cloud of bees coming your way.

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