Sunday, June 8, 2014

Will Fire Ants Affect Native Ground Nesting Bees?

Peter did some sounds recording of bees today at VanDusen Gardens while I took photos. An area that is rich with ground-nesting bees has been invaded by fire ants. They can quickly take over an area of ground with their large nests. I hope the fire ants will not be a threat to the beautiful ground nesting bees near Alma VanDusen meadow. Ditto for the treatment to get rid of the fire ants.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder the same myself. Other than their larger numbers, they are pretty similar to native Myrmica, so I think they will not be too bad for the bees.