Honey Bee

3/4 inch
Very Not
SCHEDULE MY INSPECTION Honey bees are a black or brown color and have yellow bands around their body. They are approximately 3/4 inches long and have six legs. The difference between honeybees and carpenter bees, are that honeybees are very social creatures and provide humans with honey and beeswax. These insects usually live in colonies. In a beehive there is a queen, workers, and drones. A queen bee can live anywhere from 3-5 years, while drones live for just one season and workers only a few months. A colony can have anywhere from 60,000-80,000 bees so you want to be careful not to get near a beehive. Some hives are provided by humans that want to produce honey or wax creation. Honeybees are beneficial in a sense that not only do they produce honey and bees wax, they also pollinate fruits and flowers. If you make a honeybee feel threatened, they will do anything in their power to defend their colony. They are not generally aggressive creatures but when they sting you, they will leave you with a barbed stinger that needs to be removed and it is also fatal for the bee.

Signs of Infestation:

A Honey Bee infestation is one that you definitely want to steer clear of especially because they have the ability to sting. During the summer months, a beehive could have anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000 bees so be sure not to do any harm to it or you will be attacked. You also want to be sure that you don't have any family members that are allergic to bees, because if they are stung it will require medical attention right away. While your first instinct may be to get rid of the beehive as quick as possible, just leave it to the professionals. Honeybees produce 80% of all insect pollination so they are needed for vegetation to grow. A pest professional will be able to steer the honey bees in the right direction.

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