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Pemburu Lebah di Kolumbia Siaga Penuh di Masa Pandemi, Ada Apa?

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Senin, 13 Jul 2020 19:00 WIB

Jakarta - Pemerintah Columbia menyatakan peternak lebah sebagai pekerja penting. Karena pasukan ini membantu menangkap kawanan lebah yang bersarang di lingkungan warga.

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Dua orang peternak lebah, Kennedy (58), dan Gleeson (36), dianggap sebagai pekerja penting oleh pemerintah Distrik Columbia di tengah pandemi COVID-19.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pasalnya, pasangan ini banyak menanggapi panggilan telepon tentang segerombolan lebah madu yang banyak ada di daerah itu dan meresahkan masyarakat.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Kennedy dan Gleeson mengumpulkan segerombolan lebah ke dalam kotak kardus putih yang dirancang khusus. Kotak itu berdengung dan bergetar ketika mereka memuatnya ke bagian belakang truk mereka di samping pakaian dan peralatan lebah.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Selama lima tahun terakhir, D.C. Beekeepers Alliance telah menanggapi panggilan dari penduduk tentang kawanan lebah.   

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Lebah-lebah yang ditemukan tidak memiliki sarang. Jika dibiarkan begitu saja, lama kelamaan lebah-lebah itu akan bersarang di halaman belakang, loteng, gedung perkantoran, atau ruang publik lalu lintas tinggi sehingga menciptakan gangguan yang dapat membuat khawatir beberapa orang.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Seekor lebah bersandar pada papan tanda kuning bertuliskan "Bees on Board" di atas truk peternak lebah.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Kennedy mengatakan lebah tidak agresif kecuali jika ada yang menyerbu rumah mereka atau menginjaknya.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Peternak lebah ini menyebut diri mereka "Pasukan Swarm" dan akan datang ke semua wilayah di wilayah itu untuk mengambil lebah yang tidak diinginkan dan memberi mereka sarang, dengan manfaat tambahan dari mengumpulkan madu.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Tahun lalu kelompok itu hanya mendapat 12 panggilan, namun tahun ini mereka menjadi sangat sibuk.  

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, right, and Erin Gleeson, left, pack up a bee box full of honeybees they removed from a fence line in a neighborhood in Anacostia, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. Over the last year, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 43.7% of their honeybee colonies, according to the Bee Informed Partnership. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Wabah Corona bertepatan dengan dimulainya cuaca yang lebih hangat, saat itu juga lebah secara alami mulai berpisah dari sarangnya dan mencari tempat baru.  

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