He tried to say that our bats ate his bees.

We have a little over seventy acres & a small farm on it, and every year, we were losing some of our vegetable to strange bugs that would bore right into the fruit.

I was tired of seeing ants & other flying bugs destroy our yearly crop! We put a couple of bat houses in the middle of the gardens to help protect our truck garden, but the bats were far enough from any homes, so they wouldn’t take up any space in homes.

We only had our bat houses for a year when our neighbor came to visit, he often visited when it was time to plant fields, to see what we would plant this year. Instead of discussing our crops, he came over to talk about his beehives. He had been harvesting honey for the last ten years. He told our partner that our bats ate his bees. His honey bee population had been greeting diminished, & he was positive the bats were eating them. We had study nothing that said bats would eat honey bees. They usually went for gnats & other small bugs that flew at evening. I enjoyed our summer, not needing to worry about all the bugs congregating where we sat on the porch. He insisted it had to be our bats that were destroying his honey bee population & demanded we get rid of the bats. My partner & I weren’t budging, & neither was he. He said he would call the police & have us arrested if we didn’t get rid of the bats. His honey bee hives were part of his annual income & he couldn’t afford to have them decimated.

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