Bee Removal, Bee Control, Bee Hive Removal, San Antonio 210-430-3996
Abolish Pest And Wildlife Control of San Antonio does Bee Removal and Bee Control year round. In the spring we get swarms breaking off from the regular hive making a new queen in search on a new place to start a new colony. Honey Bee Removal and Bee Control in these situations are always a challenge. Each Bee Removal and Bee Control situation in-tales something different. Bee Control and bee Removal is something we love to do and have many years of experience doing.
We need Honey Bees in order to survive. Honey bee’s do a lot for us. Even though we do honey bee removals and control bee’s, we know how important they are to us and our survival. Honey Bee’s pollinate our crops and give us food to eat. Honey bee’s work hard and we need to make sure we do what we can to keep them around . They do so much for mankind and like I said before, We need them. Wild Honey Bee hives can sometimes be diseased. Last thing we need is a diseased colony effecting one that is without disease. If you have a Honey Bee Removal or a Bee Control Problem give us a call. We can Help….Abolish Pest &Wildlife Control.
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1. The honey bee has been around for millions of years.
2 The honey bee is the only insect that produces a food eaten by man.
3. Honey bees, scientifically also known as Apis mellifera, are environmentally friendly and are vital as pollinators.
4. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxident associated with improved brain functioning.
5. Honey bees have 170 odorant receptors, compared with only 62 in fruit flies and 79 in mosquitoes. Their exceptional olfactory abilities include kin recognition signals, social communication within the hive, and odor recognition for finding food. Their since of smell was so precise that it could differentiate hundreds of different floral varieties and tell whether a flower carried pollen or nectar from meters away.
6. The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
7. It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world.
8. A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
9. The bee’s brain is oval in shape and only about the size of a sesame seed, yet it has remarkable capacity to learn and remember things and is able to make complex calculations on distance traveled and foraging efficiency.
10. A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.
11. The queen bee can live up to 5 years and is the only bee that lays eggs. She is the busiest in the summer months, when the hive needs to be at its maximum strength, and lays up to 2500 eggs per day.
12. Larger than the worker bees, the male honey bees (also called drones), have no stinger and do no work at all. All they do is mating.
13. Only worker bees sting, and only if they feel threatened and they die once they sting. Queens have a stinger, but they don’t leave the hive to help defend it.
14. Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing
15. During winter, honey bees feed on the honey they collected during the warmer months. They form a tight cluster in their hive to keep the queen and themselves warm.
16. Honey bee workers perform a series of movements, called the “waggle dance,” to teach other workers the location of food sources more than 150 meters from the hive.
17. Honey bees use movement, odor cues, and even food exchanges to share information.
18. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes , vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains “Pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
Killer Bee’s also known as the Africanized Bee
The first swarm of Africanized bees in the United States was documented in 1990 at Hidalgo, Texas.
The sting of the Killer Bee is no more potent than your garden variety honey bee and they look pretty much the same. What makes killer bee’s more dangerous is that they are more easily provoked, quick to swarm, attack in greater numbers, and pursue their victims for greater distances. The Killer Bee colony can remain agitated longer and may attack up to a quarter of a mile away from the hive. Killer Bee colonies can be very large, and they are not particularly selective about the location of their hives. The Queen Killer bee can lay up to 1,500 eggs a day.
Killer Bee’s are likely to develop near canals, drainage ditches and retention basins because they like to be near water. When they sense rain, they swarm.
Killer Bee colonies have grown and the more aggressive colonies are the ones that have survived the droughts of the past few years. The summer is the peak period for bee attacks because there is less honey, and the bees become more protective of their hives.
If A Bee Attack Occurs
- Quickly get into a house, car, tent or other enclosure. Close any doors or windows.
- Do not jump into the pool. The bees will wait until you surface for air to attack.
- If you are attacked by bees, run away. Don’t play dead or swat at the bees. Most people can outrun the bees, but you might have to run a few blocks.
- Protect your face to prevent stings to the eyes, nose and in the mouth. Bees attack where carbon dioxide is expelled. Facial stings are much more dangerous than stings to the body. Pull your shirt over your head if no other protection is available.
- Once you are away from the bees, evaluate.
Then Call Abolish Pest & Wildlife Control We can do a Bee Removal or Bee control to protect you’re family and others from future attacks. We are experienced in doing bee hive and bee removals. Bee Control and honey bee control is something we doing.
Abolish Pest & Wildlife Control of San Antonio can also help you remove Mexican Honey Bee Hives and Wasps.
Mexican Honey Bee’s
Newly founded nests, in south most Texas, can reach smallish football size in about 30-40 days
Nest-founding swarms with several hundred individuals are capable of building 10-15 cm diameter nests in a few days. Colonies contain numerous fertile females, or polygynous queens. Liquid food appears to be transferred routinely from foragers to nest mates on the nest surface. The latter then take provisions into the nest. These bee’s are found all over San Antonio and surrounding area’s. If you run into one of these nests call Abolish Pest & Wildlife Control of San Antonio to come remove it . We have the know how in dealing with Mexican Honey Bee’s, Bee Removals and Bee Control issues.
Their nests contain large stores of a very palatable honey that is widely exploited by human. Consumers of wasp honey are well-advised to be careful if consuming it. It is occasionally poisonous because of the incorporation of nectar from certain flowers. Workers are mild mannered by vespid wasp standards but sting hard when sufficiently provoked. The sting is barbed and stays in the skin if the victium of a human or large animal.
For all your Bee Removal and Bee Control problems here in San Antonio and surrounding area’s give us a call for a free quote. We are cheaper than the other guys on most jobs. We have been doing bee removal and bee control for years and know how to deal with them. We can do Bee Hive removals in walls of homes, in trees just about anywhere Bee’s need to be removed we can do it. We guarantee our work with no contracts. We are licensed and insured for you’re protection.