Bee Control should only be left to the professionals. Bees can obviously be very dangerous and need to be treated with care. Proper identification must be made before treating to ensure they are not "killer bees". However any type of bee hive once disturbed will automatically trigger a natural instinct throughout the colony to protect the queen. Once treatment has begun it must be seen thru to completion. Most beehives are generally found in the walls of homes and garages. The inner wall voids offer the perfect foundation for a bee hive. It offers safety from predators and weather and protection for the queen. Ants Etc has been effectively removing bees from homes for over 16 years and are experts at bee removal. We can treat and remove the bee hive to prevent recolonization in the future. From our experience this will happen if the hive is not removed.
Some times you may see a "ball of bees" in a tree or bush or other misc. areas. Bees that are balled up are generally resting before they continue to move to a different location. they ball up to again protect the queen until she is ready to move along. Bees that are seen in this state may not require immediate attention as they usually only remain like this for 48-72 hours. If you do not believe you can wait that long you can call us and we can dispatch a technician immediately to your property. Our bee services because of the nature of bees are based on an hourly rate. For more information about our bee services or to schedule an appointment call us today at 1-877-710-2687. Don't call just any pest control company, call your local bee, pest and rodent experts, Ants Etc!
More Information About Bees
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollinationand for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently classified by the unranked taxon name Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae.
Bees have a long proboscis (a complex "tongue") that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. They have antennae almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females, as is typical for the super family. Bees all have two pairs of wings, the hind pair being the smaller of the two; in a very few species, one sex or caste has relatively short wings that make flight difficult or impossible, but none are wingless.
The smallest bee is Trigona minima, a stingless bee whose workers are about 2.1 mm (5/64") long. The largest bee in the world is Megachile pluto, a leafcutter bee whose females can attain a length of 39 mm (1.5"). Members of the family Halictidae, or sweat bees, are the most common type of bee in the Northern Hemisphere, though they are small and often mistaken for wasps or flies.
The best-known bee species is the European honey bee, which, as its name suggests, produces honey, as do a few other types of bee. Human management of this species is known as beekeeping or apiculture.
Bees are the favorite meal of Merops apiaster, the bee-eater bird. Other common predators are kingbirds, mockingbirds, beewolves, and dragonflies.