Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hillsborough County Hornet Removal

Usually by this time of the year (End of December), most Hornet nests are inactive, as freezing temps will kill the workers and the next generation of reproductive females fly off to find a nice log to hole up in for the winter. But there are exceptions!

Bald Faced Hornet (Dolchovespula maculata)
We recieved an email about a hornet nest in Hillsborough County that was still active a few days ago. I arrived on scene, suited up and was met by some angry inhabitants as I removed the nest!  cool....

This is a closeup of one of the hornets from the nest. She was not happy when the flash went off!

Got Hornets or Bees? Call us at 800-343-5317 or visit us at: ALL Florida Bee Removal

Friday, December 3, 2010

Look at the horsey, daddy!

One of the cool things about working north central Fla, is the number of equestrian facilities here. Horses everywhere!

And it is one of the things that really concerns me too, as at least 7 horses were fatally injured by Bees this year, and with African Honey Bees filling out Marion County (aka, horse country), expect bee/horse interactions to increase.

If you work in the equestrian industry, at a racing stable or are just concerned about stinging incidents, feel free to contact me, Richard Martyniak. I'm happy to give safety presentations, consultations, and of course, bee removals.