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Change of seasons getting bees more active

You may notice a bee buzz in the air as the leaves change color and we progress to fall. A lot of the native and honeybees are in the process of bringing nectar and pollen back to the larvae that they are taking care of. As a result, you may see more bees than usual that are getting ready for the winter. 

 

While you may not love seeing bees near you, Director of charitable Giving at the Door County Land Trust Cinnamon Rossman says bees are absolutely needed in Door County.

 

 

One thing that you may be surprised to know is that while honeybees are very popular, they are not native to the peninsula. They came with European settlers in the 1700s and while it’s rarely an issue in Wisconsin, you want to be careful about letting them get overpopulated. Rossman points to the aggression of honey bees and what it can do to the native bee population as a reason why. In areas where there’s an abundant honeybee population, they can deplete native bees' food sources. 

(Photo from BBC)

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