Residents anxious over beehive

The beehive on a tree in Jalan Gambus 2, Klang. — YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

A HUGE beehive measuring one metre in length on an acacia tree across a house in Taman Desawan, Klang, has residents worried about being stung.

Resident and mother-of-one V. Shaline, 43, said she spotted the beehive on the 12m-high tree in early May and that it had become a nuisance as well as possible danger to people living along Jalan Gambus 2.

She said the bees would sometimes enter their homes in the evening.

“As soon as I turn on the porch light and living room lights, the bees will enter my home.

“We have to shut our windows and doors,” she said.

Shaline said the lights in the house attracted the bees from across the road.

She urged Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to remove the beehive immediately.

“Residents have reported this to the council’s complaints unit in early May.

“Some council staff came over to take photos of the beehive but there was no immediacy to solve this problem, as the bee hive is still there and much bigger now,” she added.

Another resident Benson Sim, 28, who works with a logistics firm, said MPK should remove the beehive as soon as possible.

S. Rajendran, 63, said motorcyclists who rode past Jalan Gambus 2 were fearful as the swarm of bees could enter their helmet visors.

Malex Yahya, 63, was afraid that the bees would sting his grandchildren as they played within his car porch area.

“It is the council’s duty to ensure the well-being of the people in a neighbourhood,” he added.

Meanwhile, people living along Jalan Gambus 2 want MPK to get its contractors to cut the grass, prune the trees and remove shrubs at the bend of Jalan Selampit 26 and Jalan Gambus 2, as some people are using the foliage cover to gather there.

“We want our neighbourhood to be safer,” said one of the residents.

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