We are celebrating at @hinterlandbees , first proclaimed on 20 may 2017 by the united nations to raise awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping.
of course, every day is bee day at @hinterlandbees . we are about more than just selling honey and removing beehives from unwanted places, we are about saving bees and doing it sustainably and ethically as possible.
part of our ethos is to educate people so that they too can appreciate the importance of bees and their role in pollinating the food we eat and the plants in our natural environment. 🐝
here's a little video of a beehive removed from a building last week.
see the full video via the link in bio ↖
once a building has had a beehive, it becomes susceptible to attracting more. when removing beehives at @hinterlandbees , we have found that it is not unusual to be removing the second or third beehive from a property.
this colony is the fourth hive removed from this buddina home in recent times. even on the verge of winter, this hive was expanding rapidly due to the current nectar flow from the paper-bark trees in full bloom across the sunshine coast.
bees attract other bees, and the scent from a hive and the queen can linger for years and highlights how important it is to do a few basic things to try to avoid reinfestation. 🐝
trying to block holes and possible entrances is an obvious thing to do, but it is more important to fill out the space occupied by an old hive. insulation batts are the best option, and once that space is full, a new colony of bees simply can't move back in.
. 🐝 “little idea” by scottholmesmusic .com
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