Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lady Lake Fla., Honey Bee nest in Tree Hole

Large bee colony in tree, Lady Lake, Fla.
We were called out to inspect this tree with a large colony of Honey Bees residing in the hollow of the tree. Bees love to build in trees, so much so that old-timers will call these trees "Bee-trees".
It's cool to see all these workers, out doing what is called "washboarding", where they rythmically rock back and forth, cleaning the tree bark with their mandibles (jaws). They also deposit a resin compound derived from tree saps called propolis. This is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and is sure sign that the bees are building the nest size.
We advise against letting the colony continue, as we encounter many bee tree colonies that get VERY defensive, stinging dogs, clients, neighbors, especially where we find African Killer bees. Lady Lake has a growing population of killer bees.
Don't risk it. Call us at (855)930.BEES for proper stinging insect control.

  • Mr. Jonathan Simkins B.S.& Richard Martyniak M.S.
  • Stinging Insect Entomologist
  • 4 Licensed Pest Control Operators on Staff
  • 5 Registered Beekeepers on Staff
  • (855) 930.BEES (All Counties in Fla.)
  • Bee Safe!

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