Honey Bees

Identification

  • About ½” long

  • Hairy appearance

  • Orange-ish brown color (usually striped looking)

  • Females have stingers which they may use if provoked

  • Hindmost set of legs flattened to help carry pollen

Environment

  • Swarms start out on a tree branch before moving to a permanent site

  • Permanent sites include bee hives, hollow trees, hollow walls, attics, etc., essentially anywhere that is sheltered from the weather

Threats

  • May sting if provoked, harming the bee directly, or approaching the hive

  • May build nests inside structures, which if not removed properly can lead to damage (due to cooling honey seeping through sheet rock) or a secondary pest infestation

Treatment

  • Treatment is only done if the bees pose a threat, for example someone with extreme allergic reactions to stings, or if they are inside a structure

  • Treatment is generally removal of all of the insects and the hive, including the honey comb

  • Prevention is the best method, limit available nesting spaces and limit the number of attractive flowering plants in the area to discourage bees from entering the area at all

  • Bees are protected as pollinators, so treatment is only enacted when the bees are deemed a nuisance, and removal is always the first choice over other treatment options

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