Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kissimmee GIANT External Honey Bee colony!

Some of the most interesting bee removals we perform are with external honey bee colonies. These used to be very rare, as the gentle European Honey bees that have been residents for over 300 years in the U.S., really prefer to build their nests within voids, such as tree holes and in building walls. However, as the Africanized Honey Bee, (AHB), has been spreading throughout Florida, we are encountering many, many more of these beautiful, but potentially deadly colonies.
Kissimmee HUGE Africanized Honey Bee Nest

This nest stretched over 4 FEET Long!, and was extremely defensive. We were hoping to perform a live removal and relocation with this nest, as it's located in a large, unpopulated ranch, however, these bees were so, so mean, that we had to eradicate them.

It makes no sense whatsoever to try to save such mean, and potentially killer bees. We have LOADS of feral honey bees in Florida and always put the safety of humans, pets and livestock above any feral bee colony. You should too.

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist
The Buzzkillers, LLC

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