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Bee Aware: Who Are The Pests And Who Are The Helpers

Life often boils down to perspective, even when it comes to nature, gardening and insects, especially bees.

Staff of the Morrisons Cove Herald has fielded telephone calls in recent weeks with some gardeners concerned with what they view is an increase of bees.

That can be bad, but it also can be good, depending on what type of bees are creating the headaches, according to Kelly Baker of New Enterprise.

“There are carpenter bees; they’re a pain. There are yellow jackets and wasps, and I’m still waiting to hear what of any good they are,” Baker, who has a history of beekeeping, said....


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