Okanagan woman urges public not to fear bees

Beekeeper encourages anyone who sees a swarm to call her to collect

  • May. 15, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Dawn Tucker’s first swarm of the year, found in lower East Hill. (Dawn Tucker Facebook photo)

Bees are here to help us, so we should be there to help them, according to bee keeper Dawn Tucker.

Tucker encourages people not to touch or harm a bee swarm if you see one.

“If you see a swarm of bees in your yard message me on Facebook or call me,” said Tucker in a social media post. “I’ll happily come and collect them.”

Tucker said that without pollination, we could lose one-third of our food.

“We need our pollinators,” said Tucker. “Providing a place where they can thrive is important.”

According to Tucker, bees are a hot commodity for beekeepers, so chances are a beekeeper would be more than happy to pick up a swarm if you find one.

“The biggest thing people need to know is bees are not to be afraid of,” said Tucker. “Bees are there to do a job.”

To have a swarm collected, call Tucker at 250-549-9615.

Related: ‘Bee survival is too variable to predict’: Vernon beekeeper hoping for minimal losses

Related: UBC Okanagan hosts bee talk

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Salmon Arm council supports increase to development service fees

Bylaw enables city to recover more of the cost related to staff time

Salmon Arm students hone acting chops in Haney whodunnit

Local talent brings Mystery of Dutch Charlie to life at RJ Haney Heritage Village

Two lightning caused fires in North Okanagan

The fires sparked Monday evening

UPDATE: Second collision on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm now clear

Emergency crews respond to motor-vehicle collision near Second Nations Road intersection

CSRD to seek public assent to borrow $1.77 million for park purchase

Formal opposition from 10 per cent of electors required to halt loan

3 dead, 2 missing in northern B.C: Here’s what we know so far

Lucas Fowler, 23, and his girlfriend, Chynna Deese, were shot and killed on July 14 or 15

Column: A newcomer’s perspective on Salmon Arm

Community organizations give a sense of fellowship

Horgan hints at Daylight Saving Time changes after record survey response

More than 223,000 online surveys were submitted in the government’s public consultation

Jurors talk about trial of U.S. man convicted in 1987 murders of B.C. couple

Three jurors offer a window into deliberations during the trial

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

But record for length of tubes linked together still has to be confirmed

UPDATE: Culprit leaves clue for Okanagan RCMP in rainbow crosswalk vandalism

Crosswalk was defaced on the weekend, but RCMP may have some evidence

The Beaverton’s sharp satire thrives in polarized political climate

Canadian TV series’ third season to air Tuesday on CTV after “The Amazing Race Canada”

Kelowna house fire deemed not suspicious

Fire crews doused overnight blaze at Barnaby Road home

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Most Read