Should you bee concerned? Over the last week or so, I received a website inquiry making reference to bees at Aliso Beach. I forgot about the email and may have accidentally deleted it, and so I will address whether or not she should bee concerned about our buzzing friends at Aliso Beach.
It is ironic that when I drove into the driveway yesterday that there were enough bees airborne and around my car that I wasn’t going to take my chances. I decided pull out of the driveway and roll down to to get a beer and return after darkness. They were landing on the car and flying every which way you could think of. This reminded me to follow up on the concern of someone wishing to visit Aliso Beach.
I have done a previous post on bees at Aliso Beach. With all the talk of colony collapse disorder and bees vanishing, I think there is hope in seeing bees at Aliso Beach. Bees are attracted to the sugary drinks and food items that we put into trash cans at this South Laguna Beach. It is very common for the bees to be hovering over and flying into the trashcans in search of the syrupy left overs we throw away. Since the trash cans line the sidewalk just inches from the sand, beach visitors cross pass with these little guys all of the time, and yes people do get stung. I have been there when it has happened.
Should the presence of bees at Aliso Beach keep you from enjoying one of the most beautiful and accessible beaches in Laguna Beach? While it is a good thing to bee concerned, I don’t think that the bee threat rises to a level that should have you concerned for your safety. For tips on how to avoid the bees you might like my previous post on bee safety at Aliso Beach.