To bee or not to bee

Post date: Dec 02, 2013 9:4:22 AM

A dilemma a week ago when I banged the lawnmower into the fence only to find that a (small) swarm of bumblebees flew up and circled the lawnmower menacingly. Being allergic to bees this is not ideal, but these bees are actually pollinating our garden. I googled bumblebees thinking that they might not sting like other bees...they don't....because they don't have barbed stings they can in fact sting repeatedly, not just once. But they are not aggressive and a hive is only about 200 bees, so I have decided to let them bee for now.