Peacefully Coexist with Bees and Wasps This Summer

Summer is the time to bask in the sunshine, enjoy picnics, and relish outdoor activities. But with the warmth comes an increased presence of bees and wasps, which can sometimes be a concern.

Although bees and wasps might seem pesky, remember they play an essential role in our environment. So, rather than fearing them, let’s look at friendly ways to keep these buzzing friends at a distance.

Bees at Alenda Golf

During the sun-soaked months of July and August, bees and wasps become particularly active due to the warmth aiding their reproduction. And with us humans also being out and about, there’s bound to be an intersection of paths.

It’s worth noting the difference between these insects. While wasps possess a smooth stinger and can also bite, bees have a barbed stinger and will die after stinging. Bees generally sting only when they feel endangered, so it’s best to stay calm around them.

Suggestions for Keeping Bees and Wasps at Bay

  • Crushed Garlic: Let it ripen for several days before scattering it around your outdoor spaces.
  • Coffee or Vinegar: These strong smells deter our winged friends.
  • Citrus Peels: Scatter lemon or orange peels around your outdoor areas.
  • Smoke: If there’s a hive nearby, gentle smoke can encourage them to find a new spot.
  • Aromatic Plants: Adorn your patio or window ledges with fragrant plants like basil, citronella, eucalyptus, laurel, lavender, or mint.
  • Candles: There are always Citronella candles in shops and supermarkets, they work get some, and keep lit all evening.

Additional Friendly Advice:

  • Always cover food during outdoor gatherings.
  • Reaching out to a local beekeeper might be a good shout.
    • Call Jose 607 35 85 94 or email him at, he will collect and remove any hives that you may find on or around your premises.

Please Remember About Our Buzzing Buddies:

It’s vital to remember that bees and wasps are pivotal for biodiversity.

Should they pay you a visit, remain serene and avoid jerky movements.

And if you do get stung, it’s wise to place some ice on the area and consider seeking medical advice, particularly if there’s a concern about allergies.

Let’s enjoy the summer, respecting the role these insects play in our ecosystem, and finding harmonious ways to share our outdoor spaces. Cheers to a buzzing good summer!