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Honey Bee

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Description

Honey Bee

Pest Stats

Color

Predominantly golden-yellow with brown bands

Legs

6

Shape

Oval; bee shape

Size

1/2

Antennae

Yes

Region

Found throughout U.S.

Habits

Honey bees’ colonies can survive for many years. They are very social insects and pollinate many difference species of flowering plants, fruit, and vegetable crops. Honey bees collect pollen and bring it back to the hive. They get all their nutrition from pollen and nectar.

Habitat

Honey is produced from pollen and nectar collected by the honey bees. The honey is stored in honeycombs in their nests. Although their nests and colonies can exist for years when they are built in nests and places with lesser dense population, sometimes they build their nests in attics, chimneys, or walls of homes. This can be very inconvenient and dangerous.

Threats

Although honey bees only sting once, it can be very painful and if a person is allergic to the sting, it can be very serious and even deadly. Eminent threats from honey bees usually comes when they build a hive in or around populated structures. This can be very dangerous and inconvenient to humans. Once the bees make honey for their hive, the removal becomes much more messy and costly.

Honey Bee Prevention

Management of honey bees should be addressed by a professional. Stings from honey bees can cause death and if there is a honey hive, it can be very messy and cause considerable damage. Call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*. Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.

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