Re: Legal threat to move bees out of town
Actually, it seems like there needs to be a lot more education in that town. So many people there are truly 'allergic' to bee stings? The percentage of people who are truly 'allergic' across the country is exceptionally low, why should the population concentration in your town be higher?
Perhaps there is a nature center or community organization that can help you disseminate information on the behavior of honey bees. Their 'field behavior' is different from their 'at home' behavior in terms of defensiveness.
It would be better to look at this as an opportunity to educate rather than a threat. Prepare a list as to why having honey bees in town, be they feral or managed, is a benefit. The risks of someone being stung by a honey bee whether it's one of yours or not is statistically so low that it's almost negligible.
Who will they complain to when a feral bee stings someone?
These folks definitely sound like they need some education. Without it, all they have is fear to go on.
No, I am NOT a bee "Keeper". Anything I post is just my opinion. Take it easy and think for yourself.