Bee Prepared: by Emmett Shutts
While pruning a tree from an aerial lift, I bumped into a White Face Hornet nest. I wish my bucket could have moved faster to get away from the hornets! I ended up with a few stings on my arms and hands. After resting for a minute and letting the hornets calm down, I was ready to finish the tree but I didn’t have a can of wasp and hornet spray in the truck. This time of year when there are more nests and they are getting larger; make sure to keep a can of Wasp and Hornet spray in the trucks so you don’t have to leave the job to go get some.
** Be sure to ask the crew if they have any allergic reactions to stings that they know of, and be sure everyone knows where that allergy medicine is, including an epi-pen. **