Bees at Lost Hills
- Category: Fab Feb 2018
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BEE PREPARED FOR BEES
Please READ the following and be prepared to share the field with some bees.
It isn’t something we like and the LHFFMAA has made every effort to distance the bees from headquarters and flying areas, but it is essential that we are good neighbors to the tree farmers and their bees. The bees are just as uncomfortable with us as we are with them, but they are a critical part of the pollination process for the trees in the surrounding orchards. Taking some basic precautions will go a long way to minimizing bee stings from happening. See CD or Headquarters if you need attention for a sting. In case of emergency always call 911.
DON’T GO ON THE ATTACK
If you start swatting at a passing bee, he is going to get mad and try to sting you. Remain calm and either move away slowly or stay put until the bee moves away.
WEAR LIGHT COLORED, NEUTRAL CLOTHING
If you don’t want a bee to confuse you with a pollen filled flower, avoid wearing bright colors.
Stick to clothes in tan, cream and white so you’ll easily be able to see when a dark insect lands on you.
Nothing deters a stinger like a layer of clothing. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants, socks and closed toe shoes. If you have long hair, pull it back and up. Bees think of hair as a ladder that will lead them to a banquet of exposed skin.
TRASH & FOOD
There is nothing like the smell of something rotten to attract bees. Make sure your trash is neatly contained in a place away from where you want to be. Keep doors & windows on all vehicles including RV’s, closed whenever possible. Open and handle outdoor containers with caution.
Bees love soft drinks, sweet tea and lemonade almost as much as you do. Avoid these drinks when outdoors. If you have to have that sugary fix, drink from an open glass or container so you can see a bee before you take a sip. Keep all containers tightly sealed and look carefully before you drink from a can.