Friday, March 4, 2011

Clermont External Honey Bee Nest

This time of year, we get loads of calls for these kind of bee nests: External comb built right in or under tree branches:

Here's what you may not realize. The probability is High that these are Africanized Honey Bees (AHB), aka "Killer Bees", and not the desired European Honey Bees that we keep in our white boxes. However, it's possible to do a live relocation to our quarantine apiary, but we have to consider the sting risk before attempting such removals.

Please, do not attempt to perform removals on these type nests as these bees can turn very mean, once one tries to attempt removal or spraying.

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist

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