Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oldsmar Bee Removal from Children's Playhouse

And yet another Africanized Honey Bee (AHB or Killer Bee) trait that we are documenting here in Florida, is the high number of AHB colonies that are built in or close to the ground. One of the most common locations near ground, is under the floor boards of children's playsets. Here's a pic of a typical Killer Bee infestation site from Oldsmar, Florida.
Olsdmar bee removal in Playhouse

These nesting locations are particularly worrisome, as these bee colonies can be extremely defensive, increasing the sting risk for humans and pets that are nearby and of course, the humans that use these play sets are usually children, who cannot tolerate many stings from bees or other stinging insects.
Oldsmar bee removal bee nest CU

Here is a photo closeup of the nest itself. Note that this race of the Honey Bee can build nest material in very small spaces. They readily defend the nest, often with thousands of bees, and can overwhelm a child in moments.

Please... do not attempt control of these Africanized Honey Bees, as you can elevate the sting risk, and cause other issues as well. Call us at 1-800-343-5317 for expert, licensed and insured Oldsmar bee removals (And throughout the state of Florida as well).

Jonathan Simkins, B.Sc., Entomologist
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