Peak Nuisance Period: Spring through Fall.
Common Nuisance Situations:
- Their nests can become extremely large (15,000+ workers) and the honey production can ruin your home and attract other unwanted guests. If this insect creates a nest or hive inside your home or office it MUST be removed, the area should then be cleaned and deodorized.
- Bee Hives near playground, commercial structure, public pool area. Their sting is lethal to those who are allergic. Otherwise sting may cause sever discomfort including, burning sensation, swelling and itching.
Please note: Got Wildlife? LLC specializes in the removal of honey bees from residential and commercial properties. Although, there are other types of bees found in the areas we service, these are the ones most commonly called about. If you have concerns with another type of bee not listed, please call.
Description: A Honeybee is orange and black in color and has a dense coat of feathery hairs on the head and thorax. All honeybees are social and cooperative insects. A hive’s inhabitants are generally divided into three types. Workers are the only bees that most people ever see. These bees are females that are not sexually developed. Workers forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean, circulate air by beating their wings, and perform many other societal functions. The queen’s job is simple—laying the eggs that will spawn the hive’s next generation of bees. There is usually only a single queen in a hive. If the queen dies, workers will create a new queen by feeding one of the worker females a special diet of a food called “royal jelly.” This elixir enables the worker to develop into a fertile queen. Queens also regulate the hive’s activities by producing chemicals that guide the behavior of the other bees. Male bees are called drones—the third class of honeybee. Several hundred drones live in each hive during the spring and summer, but they are expelled for the winter months when the hive goes into lean survival mode.
Diet: Bees live on stored honey and pollen all winter, and cluster into a ball to conserve warmth. Larvae are fed from the stores during this season.
Habitat: Forests, bushes, underhangs on roofs, in the walls of residential and commercial buildings.
Breeding: In the Spring, the hive is swarming with new generations of bees.