Re: Neighbor Throwing Down the Gaunlet On My Bees
Unfortunately that method could lead to disaster if the neighbors in question are friends of yours, but have unrealistic tolerance for bees. My neighbors (who are friends) have 4 young children. The kids play outside in their yard all the time (which is quite rare these days) about 50 to 100 feet from my 4 hives. They know I have bees and I give them honey, but they have expressed grave concerns over their kids getting stung. So far so good, but if a sting happens, I cannot tell them to go take a flying leap. I just can’t do that to my neighbors. Even for a few acquaintances further down the block. I have scouted several rural locations and I am prepared to move my hives if I have to.
Originally Posted by Aerindel
I find it amusing when people recommend the use of the nuclear option if approached by neighbors that do not want bees around. Sometimes relationships and neighborhood dynamics come first. I also do not believe that the "education and give them a jar of honey” approach works when you have a young mother on your doorstep with a hysterical screaming kid in her arms.
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