Back in October of 2011, SF RPD destroyed a bee tree in Glen Canyon Park. Now the second one’s gone too, presumably the victim of another mistake.
THE FIRST HIVE
The first bee hive was mistakenly killed when a park employee mistook the nest – which was registered with the feral bee project – for a hornet’s nest. It was destroyed and sealed before a proper identification was made. SF RPD apologized. That story is HERE.
So what happened this time?
THE BEE TREE’S GONE
One of the trees scheduled for felling was one of the remaining bee trees, on the slope above Alms Rd. SF RPD agreed to preserve the nest by leaving a 20-foot stump. Instead, it was chopped off at 5 feet, opening up the cavity in which the bees nested.
[That story, with more pictures including a close-up of the exposed hive, is HERE.]