A series of simple recommendations are offered to avoid inappropriate manipulation and unnecessary risks by users
The Apiculture Unit of Civil Protection of Totana has activated a few days ago the swarm collection device coinciding with the arrival of spring and the time of possible swarming due to flowering.
From Civil Protection is informed that if a swarm of bees is to be kept calm, keep a safe distance and call 968424252 or 112;
and in addition, no product or maneuver must be used to exterminate them, since they are protected.
In addition, it is recommended to differentiate between bees and wasps, since the latter are easy to remove by oneself and does not require the action of an emergency device, except in very specific cases.
In the same way, it is advised to avoid any inappropriate manipulation of the swarm by inexperienced personnel;
and not try to move it away by throwing objects or any practice that alters the tranquility of the swarm.
Also, do not use any type of insecticide or poison against the swarm, as the bees are protected and it is our job not to lose them forever.
If the swarm see it in flight, we must remain calm and seek without running a refuge to have it near;
If not, we simply lie on the ground, so that with this simple gesture we will avoid the possibility that they may try to rest on our body.