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HONEY BEE

Description

  • Honey bees are about ½” to 5/8” in length.
  • They are orange with black stripes.
  • They produce honey which feeds the young and old bees.
  • All workers in the colony are female and males are only produced when egg laying is needed.
  • They are social insects and defend their colony by stinging anything that is a threat.
  • Often when colonies become too large the single queen will produce a new queen and cast her out to start a new colony. This is referred to as a bee “swarm”.
  • Each nest may be used for many years and colonies of over 20 years are not uncommon.

Control Methods

  • Swat Pest works with local Bee Handlers to preserve as many colonies as we can. If you see a swarm of Honey Bees please call us to address the situation immediately.