SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Rommel Llerenas shrugged off any threat that may arise after seeing a small beehive that was hanging on their hog plum (sinigwelas) tree last January.
“Maliit pa lamang noon at baka aalis din siguro,” said Llerenas.
Months later, Llerenas came back from a vacation and got a big scare when the seemingly harmless beehive grew to such scary proportions.
Llerenas estimates the beehive to be four-feet long and three-feet wide, sending chills not only to his family but also to their neighbors.
At first, Llerenas wanted to deal with the problem himself by trying to cut the beehive or drive the bees away by burning leaves beneath it.
Llerenas however is aware of the possibility that the bees might instead attack them or get inside their place as the beehive is located at the back of their house.
There are actually situations at night when a few of the bees enter their place and fly around their light bulbs.
The city government of San Fernando headed by mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto has already instructed the office of the provincial agriculture (OPAG) the La Union Beekeepers Development Cooperative (LUBDC) to act on the matter and avoid any harm on residents.