There’s nothing sweet about swarms of feral bees
The news that feral bees have again swarmed at the Plaza should not be treated with any mirth in your reporting.
These foreign invaders steal nesting hollows from Aussie birds and mammals, spread disease as they are scavengers and most importantly, kill more people than sharks and snakes every year, not to mention the allergic reactions many people have to them from their stings.
Twenty-seven Aussies have died from these bees in the past few years with more than 14,000 hospitalisations.
They are a public health hazard. And please don’t tell me we need them for pollination (although we may need them for a luxury item called honey). There are plenty of other pollinators such as Aussie bees, moths, birds, butterflies etc. I reckon even one death is too high a price to pay for honey.