Honey Bees

Honey Bees: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Honey Bees are yellow/honey colored
  • They can be found in tree cavities but they can also make a home in any structure with some type of cavity or void including your home
  • These bees are social and exist in large communities

Active Season

  • Honey Bees are “perennial” meaning colonies/nests can last years in the same location
  • depending on time of season Honey Bees may be more docile and highly unlikely to sting and other times extremely protective and dangerous
  • An average nest may consist of 60,000 workers
  • swarming takes place when a new queen migrates with a part of the previous nest to build a new nest and this typically happens in the Spring

Interesting Facts

  • A queen may lay up to 2,000 eggs a day
  • The Honey Bee is the only bee that dies after stinging
  • The fate of a pupating Honey Bee is decided by what the caretaker bees feed them; “royal jelly” is fed to bees intended to be reproductives

Cause for Concern

  • Honey Bee nests found in a home can be damaging to internal structures and drywall because of the buildup of wax and honey in a nest
  • Due to the rising scarcity of Honey Bees, every nest should be dealt with on a case to case basis by a professional who can determine if the nest can be safely relocated

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Honey Bees. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

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