Bees are nature’s pollinators – contributing to the food supply of the planet… and what goes on your dinner plate.
There has been alarming news in the media as late with regards to the use of pesticides that contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) of bees throughout the world. Indeed, governments are beginning to invest monies into reducing this life threatening condition.
As you are no doubt aware, MRP are also dedicated to reducing our impact on the planet by using environmentally responsible pest control methods.
We don’t encourage pest management for bees, but if you absolutely must have it – perhaps one of your family members is highly allergic to bee stings – then please take a responsible approach and contact MRP.
Now for some information on bees. Did you know that the majority of native Australian bees are stingless? You may see them in your garden as they hover around the flowers, doing their job as pollinators. There are the tiny black Native Bees aka Sugar Bag Bees that mostly nest in the hollows of trees. There is the Blue-banded bee, the Carpenter Bee, the Leafcutter Bee, and of course the Teddy Bear Bee – great name!
With regards to pest control, the bee that people are mostly concerned about when it comes to bee stings, is the introduced Honey Bee.
If you or your family members are sensitive to bee stings, when outside wear shoes
Avoid having clover in your ground cover (which bees are attracted to) if people choose to go barefoot on your lawn