Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dangerous bee hive near bus stop

 Dangerous bee hive near bus stop
A bee-hive was spotted by STOMPer bee victim near a bus stop at Mandai. The STOMPer hopes NEA will send its workers to destroy it.

The STOMPer said in an email:

"These pictures were taken near a bus stop (B 17) at Mandai Road and close to a street lamp numbered 161.

"As I was waiting at the bus stop, I spotted this huge bee-hive on a tall tree near behind the bus stop.

"From a distance, I saw a swarm of insects hovering near the hive but I was unable to make out whether they were bees or hornets.

"When the bus came, I quickly jumped onto it for fear that a stray bee might decide to use me to test the efficacy of its sting.

"I hope NEA will send its workers to destroy this hive in case it turns out to be a hornets' nest."

 Dangerous bee hive near bus stop
 Dangerous bee hive near bus stop

While I understand the need to protect ourselves against the threat posed by bees and hornets, I wonder if there really is a need to destroy every colony unfortunate enough to be encountered by us.

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