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Honey Bee

Apis mellifera

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    What are Honey Bees?

    Honey bees are social insects found all over the world. They are beneficial insects because of their role in pollination. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 crops in the U.S.

    Honey bees are social insects, and their colonies can survive for many years.

     

    Pest Stats

    • Color: Predominantly golden-yellow with brown bands
    • Legs: 6
    • Shape: Oval; bee shape
    • Size: 1/2
    • Antennae: Yes

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    Habitat

    Honey bees produce honey from nectar of the plants they pollinate. They store the honey in their nests in cells made of wax. They often build their nests in tree crevices but will occasionally build nests in attics or chimneys.

    A Honey Bee Pollinating a Flowe

    Management

    PMi is committed to the protection of important pollinators such as honey bees. Therefore the elimination of honey bees is considered a last resort. A certified professional can inspect your home for possible honey bee activity, and provide non-lethal management options. Treatment options will be provided for nuisance colonies that cannot be safely relocated.

     

    Threats

    Honey bees are capable of delivering a painful sting. Each bee is capable of stinging only once. They leave behind their stinger and venom gland, which will continue to inject venom into the wound. Rapid but careful removal of the stinger and venom gland is recommended to reduce the amount of venom introduced into the wound. Individuals that are allergic to bee stings may experience more severe reactions, and should seek immediate medical attention if stung.

     

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