hi there! i have an irrational fear of bees and wasps that i would very much like to get over since wasps really like nesting on and around my house! i’m sending this to ask you if you think it’d be possible for me to call a local beekeeper and ask to visit their beekeeping establishment to help get rid of this fear? or are there maybe some at home things i could try out? i do love bees and i know that they’re a vital part of our ecosystem & i’d like to beat this fear so i can appreciate them!
Lots of beekeepers would be 100% ok with showing someone around and teaching them a bit about their bees. And as with most nesting things, as long as you don’t bug them they won’t bug you. And wasps will even start to recognize your face if you go around them often. They’ll be like “oh hey it’s this big funky shaped bug again. They’re cool.” and just ignore you. Honeybees will recognize your scent before your face.