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thatgirl 2008-03-03 03:58:28 UTC #1

To those who are seasoned DR travelers…what is the bee situation like down there? I mean ~ does there seem to be a lot of floating, hovering bees around drinks etc by the beach or pool??? :-/

Just curious about the ‘insectuation’ (insect situation) 😮 😮

sunseeker6 2008-03-03 10:36:22 UTC #2

I don’t ever recall seeing anything flying around my drinks and have never seen a bee in the DR.

barriebrian 2008-03-03 10:38:15 UTC #3

There are wasps, especially on the golf course…but as long as you don’t leave your drink under a flowering plant you should be fine.

amanda 2008-03-03 14:08:54 UTC #4

Not sure about the Punta Cana area as only ever really been on the North coast where they do have a buzzy beast that looks more like a honey bee and they love the alcohol bottles at the bar, never known anyone to be bitten by these and they seem very docile to me, I had one walk on my hand with no trouble but I don’t mind them so maybe my pheremones are ok for them. Most of the time the staff just pour 151 over them and they go away, maybe to die not sure but what a way to go.

Cheers Amandalou :-*

system 2008-03-03 19:40:33 UTC #5

I’ve seen a few bees on several golf courses in the PC area but they never seem to bother us. Never had any on or near our drinks either, however I’m equally sure they are out there at all times of the day. If you leave them alone then they will leave you alone. IMHO

bobfromcanada 2008-03-03 19:49:21 UTC #6

I’ve seen wasp like things in both Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. They don’t seem terribly aggressive, but I have seen one or two people get stung non-the-less. If you’re allergic, don’t get far from your epi-pen (spelling?).

steeve 2008-03-03 20:53:03 UTC #7

Saw several wasps flying around inside our palapa last week at GPP but no problem with them. Fly in look around and leave. No problem flying around our drinks.

jackie 2008-03-03 21:11:56 UTC #8

I saw them in the sand on the beach when I stayed at the Sirenis in 2003. It was like they had nests in the sand.

bobfromcanada 2008-03-03 21:40:43 UTC #9

I saw them in the sand on the beach when I stayed at the Sirenis in 2003. It was like they had nests in the sand.

We saw them there, off the property, a short way up the beach towards Excellence. Their nest was back in the shrubbery lining the beach

thatgirl 2008-03-04 01:19:44 UTC #10

Those “buzzy beasts” really wig me out! :-/

I just don’t like the thought of those things hovering over my drink let alone a nest in the sand! 😮

Some people have been chatting about those no-see-ums. I don’t know much about them but I’ve had my share of blood donations to the mosquitos and black flies on our yearly camp outing at Assateague Island, MD. There is a no contest ruling that the mosquitoes anywhere else on this green earth can ever match those in the great Assateague Island! ;D

frisky 2008-03-04 03:00:58 UTC #11

Don’t know about punta cana, but at coral hamaca when I was there in the summer month there were allot of bees at the bar around the pop dispensers. There were maybe 10 to 15 all at one time, but I sat 2 feet away and never got stung or even bothered by them at all. They were the same type bees I see here in Canada, maybe even a little smaller.

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