Got lots of forests and open fields around and
there seems to be yellow jackets, hornets, and honeybees in abundance. They get
along together just fine. Get on down to South Georgia where they
breed bees for the up North market and you'll see Yellow Jackets to the point
you'll be afraid to picnic out in the open (Was at this outdoor festival in
very rural South Georgia one late summer, the kitchen/picnic area was so yellow
jacket infested that one could HEAR em!! There were a few honeybees mixed in
there but they were a minority. Remember the "locals" thought I
was silly being afraid, and me a beekeeper, shame!! by the next day I was
brushing Yellow Jackets away like
flies.)............................................Never lived in a place where
there were no honeybees but I've certainly seen populations ebb and flow.More
honeybees means less pollen and nectar for the original insects. The idea that
keeping bees is good for the balance of nature is pert much self justifying.
Course that's just the view from here.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 3:48
Subject: [beekeeping] Bees vs.
I have been told that in areas where beehives are kept
less hornets' nests in the area. I know in my sister's
that there used to be honeybees in the area. Now they are no
there, and there seems to be a lot more
Has anyone else observed this phenomena or is
this just mythology?