William Eichler 28 June 2017

Thousands of rare bees exterminated after council error

Thousands of rare bees exterminated after council error

A Welsh council has launched an investigation after a mistake led to thousands of rare bees being wiped out.

Anglesey Council opened the investigation after pest controllers killed 1,500 Welsh black honey bees thinking they were wasps.

‘We work closely with local bee keepers in order to provide residents with options for dealing with honey bees,’ said an Isle of Anglesey County Council spokesperson.

‘Normally, if an operator arrives on site and discovers that honey bees are present, they will advise the home owner to contact a bee keeper to assist.

‘It appears that our usual procedure was not followed in this instance, and we will therefore be investigating the matter further.’  

 
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