Originally posted Oct 2021
I did a Google check to find out all the places that I have done humane bee hives removal from the past. From this record it confirmed that bees are everywhere in Singapore! Each red dot indicate a beehive was relocated. I am sure there are a lot more in the wild. Interesting fact is that, till date there is only one case of fatal bee sting incident in 2014. It was a sad case happened 7 years ago. On the other hand, this shows that keeping bees is really not a risky activity as compare to many other activities we do daily such as driving on the road! But our ecosystem needs bees so can we stop calling pest control to killing the bees when we discovered a beehive please! let's learn about our local honey bees and try to conserve them by coexisting with them. or at most humanely removing them instead of exterminating!
Originally posted Aug 2020
People may think that exterminating bees only killing bees but is it really just that? The impact of the losing of bees could have huge impact to the environment. Lost of pollinators, means lesser pollination work in nature, tre bear less fruits and less food and seed for the plant to propagate, to support the wildlifes. The impact may not be immediate but it is huge.
From the video above, there is another serious problem, the deliberately release of toxic chemical to the environment. The bees were stained with the chemical then flew to other places carrying the toxic chemical. How would other insect or wildlife be affected?what if the bee drop dead into the pond, to nearby water catchment? Would we indirectly consuming? What about the family that live in that unit, the bees are gone but left behind a total contaminated space, how would that affecting the health of everyone or even the next door neighbour?
Would if the toxic can have long term effect to the nerve system, causing autoimmune problem. Would you still choose to exterminate hte bees with spray?
Is the bees really that dangerous that it does not matter even if the contaminants could affect health in the long run?
Originally posted July 2021
Why relocate bees or beehives when you can share space with the bees? Every case is unique. In general, it is better to leave the bees alone because the bee colony will redeploy themselves naturally results in a balanced ecosystem. However, sometime the beehive location build by the bees may cause discomfort to people or created safety issue due to higher risk of provoking the bees. In such case, the best option is to relocate the beehive to a more suitable place so that everyone can live in harmony.
Exterminating the bees was the method used by many people in the past and people are changing this approach. People are more aware on the important of conserving our eco system via sustainable practices.
I used to rate the removal at similar to pest control price and encouraging people to try sharing space with their bees. More people are making humane beehive removal as their preferred option. However, the new beekeepers wanted to build their bee garden and offer free service so that they can get their garden with bees. Pest control also started to do the beehive removal but with a competitive rate as they need practices. The whole scenario has changed. The new beekeepers are encouraging people to remove beehive with lower rate or free service. No one will be willing to try to coexist with bees and I am so worry with such trend the bees will be overly populated in a particular location and causing an imbalance in the local ecosystem.
When a location is overly crowded with a single type of pollinator, it will affect the survival of other pollinator in some way. The ecosystem needs to find ways to balance it again.
I am in dilemma, should I change my current approach to better mitigate the impact of such shifting of wild bee handling method and continue to educate people about the importance in conserving our local bees by sharing space with them instead of removing the beehive because the fee is low!