Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pinellas County Bee Removal - External bee nest in tree

Call now! 1-855-930-BEES

Pinellas County Honey Bee Nest in Tree

We get many calls about Honey bee nests that are attached to tree branches and not inside a tree hole. Usually, these are Africanized Honey Bees( AHB or 'Killer Bees' in popular lexicon)

Such nests are dangerous if disturbed, or if they fall to the ground.and should be removed as soon as possible

closeup of honey bee nest on tree branch

The origins of wild honey bees found in Florida, are often comprised of Africanized Honey Bee sources. When a nest is newly formed it may be considered gentle and nearly non-defensive. But as the nest grows larger, the bees become more defensive and are often considered 'mean'. We've had many clients experience mass stinging events when they are mowing, edging or some other activity that did not provoke stinging just a few days before. AHB can send thousands of Stinging workers to the perceived animal or human threat. Our European Honey Bees that are managed by beekeepers respond with only a few stinging workers.  Call now! 1-855-930-BEES

Honey bee nest in magnolia tree
Whatever the name, they can pack quite a wallop of a sting, and removals should be left to the pros.If you come in contact with these stinging insects, Contact the Stinging Insect ExpertsTM: Our staff consists of  graduate entomologists, registered beekeepers, Florida licensed pest control operators. We carry commercial workmen's compensation and liability insurances. Call now! 1-855-930-BEES or visit

One of our professional bee removal trucks

Contact the Stinging Insect Experts at (855) 930.BEES (All Counties in Fla.) or submit a bee removal FREE inspection here!
  • Mr. Jonathan Simkins B.Sc. & Richard Martyniak M.Sc.
  • Stinging Insect Entomologists
  • 4 State Licensed Pest Control Operators on Staff
  • 5 State Registered Bee Keepers on Staff
  • Call now! 1-855-930-BEES (All Counties Florida)
  • Bee Safe!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EPA holds Public Listening Sessions on Pollinator Health Task Force

Ground-nesting native solitary bee

EPA holds Public Listening Sessions on Pollinator Health Task Force

EPA and the U. S. Department of Agriculture will hold two public listening sessions to solicit stakeholder input on the Pollinator Health Task Force’s development of a federal strategy. Feedback from the listening sessions will play an important role in the Task Force efforts to develop a federal strategy to reverse pollinator losses and help restore pollinator populations to healthy levels.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EST)
Location: 1st Floor Conference Center, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington VA

Monday, November 17, 2014

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EST)
Location: 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD

We (entomologists Richard Martyniak & Jonathan Simkins) are participating in the webinars. to participate, go to this EPA site: 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Honey bee safety meeting - City of Tampa Water Department

Insect IQ gave a safety meeting to the City of Tampa Water Department this morning.  Honey bees, especially the African Killer Bee (AHB) like to live in low to the ground void areas.  Water meter boxes are a prime location for nesting sites.

Bee Aware!!!!
bee removal: City of Tampa

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Delusional Parasitosis


Delusional Parasitosis is a mistaken belief that one is being infested by parasites such as mites, lice, fleas, spiders, worms, bacteria, or other organisms.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tampa Africanized Bee hive on a branch

Tampa Africanized Bee hive on a branch. It was quite the match. But I think we all know who won.
John Barksdale
Stinging Insect Expert.