Bees are a crucial part of the ecosystem, pollinating flowers and crops, and producing honey. Still, bees can be a pain – literally and figuratively – when they decide to build a hive on your property. And, they can be highly dangerous; especially if any of your family members or guests are allergic to bee stings.
There is a difference to having a bee problem, and just having a couple of bee visitors. Seeing a bee or two flying around doesn’t mean you have a problem, but if you frequently notice bees clustering or swarming around a specific area of your home or business, there’s probably a hive nearby. It is very important to note to never kill bees on your own. Bee control can be very dangerous and should always be conducted by a trained professional.
But how much does professional bee removal cost? What should you expect to pay?
How would you feel waking up to a wall dripping with sweet, juicy honey? No, you’re not dreaming; you are not in some kind of weird fantasy either. You are staring at your new neighbors making themselves at home: hundreds of live, buzzing bees already making your bedroom wall their new hive!
This exact same situation happened to a woman who lives in Spring, Texas. She found herself in a sticky situation after roofers came and discovered a huge bee problem. The bees were not just making themselves at home within her roof but were also creating honey within her walls. To make things worse, contractors wouldn’t touch her roof unless the bee problem was resolved.
The woman called a local bee removal service to deal with the problem. The specialists evaluated the problem and found that honey was coming from the cracks and crevices in the crown molding. The contractors smoked and pulled out [...]
Bees are magnificent creatures who are often taken for granted, especially when they decide to set up shop too close to your home or office. While they might not get along with humans all of the time, they are still fascinating.
Their distinctive “buzz” is produced by the beating of their wings, which move at up to 200 beats per second. Bees visit 50+ flowers per day, collecting nectar for honey, and each worker bee can make about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in their lifetime, which can be up to 5 months.
Did you know that hives travel? A hive has been recorded traveling up to 90,000 miles for honey.
Bees aren’t always our favorite creatures, but they are certainly among the most interesting! If you have a bee problem, contact us today.
Those little buzzing bees are doing more than just flying from flower to flower, harvesting nectar for honey. While they’re at work, they’re also pollinating. Pollinating might seem like a small act, but the sum of pollination provides much of our food sources today.
In fact, a third of the foods we eat every single day depend upon pollination. While there are other creatures able to pollinate, bees are the main ones.
Without bees, we’d no longer have honey. Cows would no longer have their favorite foods, and they would die. Many fruits and vegetable would go extinct. While bees are tiny, they are crucial to the food chain!
Have you ever noticed a variety of bees around your home or garden? Most of us are aware that there are more than a few types of bees in Texas, but did you know there are actually hundreds of bee species living in the Lone Star State?
Bumblebees are perhaps the most recognizable, but there are many, many varieties of bumblebees, too. For instance, brown-belted bumblebees, Southern Plains bumblebees, and American bumblebees are just a few found in Texas.
Other native species include honeybees, Eastern carpenter, long-horned bee, leaf-cutters, and the blue mason bee.
Next time you go outside, see how many different bees you can spot!
Bееѕ are соѕmороlitаn insects belonging to the оrdеr Hymenoptera. Thеу hаvе a wеll-dеvеlореd sting арраrаtuѕ fоr dеfеnding frоm thе рrеdаtоrѕ. It iѕ present in hоnеу bееѕ, bumble bees, аnd ѕwеаt bееѕ. The bee sting is also соmраrеd with thе ѕting of a wаѕр, hоrnеt. Sоmе реорlе even саll the bite оf a hоrѕеflу a bee ѕting.
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Thеѕе аrе the factors that dеtеrminе thе cost of bее rеmоvаl аnd whаt you ѕhоuld look fоr in the wау оf a permanent аnd есоlоgiсаl ѕоlutiоn. Grаb a реnсil bесаuѕе уоu will want to jоt these роintѕ down and convey thеm tо your bее tесhniсiаn whеn уоu call him for an estimate. Hеrе we go.
Bееѕ will grоw until they reach thеir limitѕ. Whеn thеу rеасh thаt limit, thеу will instinctively bеgin to feed Royal Jеllу tо a bее larva and produce another ԛuееn. Thе new ԛuееn will rеmаin, аnd the оld ԛuееn will flу off with half thе worker bееѕ, аnd ѕtаrt [...]
If you weren’t scared of bees already, then you may be once you come face to face with a huge swarm of them. Typically, a swarm of bees will contain thousands of the buzzing creatures, with a queen as the spearhead. So, if one decides to set up in shop in your backyard, it’s going to be pretty daunting. But, it’s worth noting that swarms are not aggressive, and while it may seem like they’re out to attack, they’re actually very docile.
Then, what is the purpose of a swarm of bees?
Every year, around springtime when the flowers are starting to blossom, a bee colony will begin the process of finding a new home. Half of the original colony, along with the queen, will flock the nest on the search for their new residence. During their journey, they may stop off in places, such as a tree in your backyard, before they continue looking [...]
Despite bees being an incredibly valuable asset to the environment, and hugely beneficial to us as humans, the majority of people are actually petrified of them. You see, whether it’s pollinating fruits and vegetables so we can eat them, helping plants to grow so they can keep emitting oxygen, or producing honey, bees should be protected.
Although, we appreciate that you most likely won’t want a beehive in your home. Although, you should certainly not just exterminate it and kill all of the bees inside, as the number of bees in existence is on the decline. But, on the other hand, bees are very protective and can become aggressive very quickly.
So, what options do you have as a homeowner?
Well, we’ve put together some tips which should definitely make the situation easier to deal with. If you have a beehive in your house, or you just generally want the knowledge, so you’re prepared for [...]
Just imagine how intrusive it could be – you may not be able to sunbathe freely when if the sun’s out and the weather is scorching hot, play outdoor activities as a family, or even maintain the appearance of your garden.
Why? Because if the hive feels threatened at any point, they won’t hesitate to attack and protect their territory. So, that could mean at least 10,000 bees trying to warn you off, although there may be many more than that in the actual hive. You see, hives immerse themselves into walls and trees, so may be much larger than what you can see.
Moreover, the key is to remove the hive safely for both you, and the bees. You don’t want to be stung, and the bee’s population doesn’t need to be reduced any further than it already is. Here are some tips to help you out: