Friday, April 22, 2011

Windermere Bees in Attic!

If you've read our blog here at, you know that we write about the behavioral differences seen between the more defensive Africanized Honey Bees (AHB), and the mostly gentle European Honey Bees (EHB). One more interesting difference we see is in nesting site selection. Most EHB prefer to nest in enclosed spaces or voids, that simulate their natural nesting sites, hollows of trees, with small openings. These protected voids make it much easier to pack away honey and pollen bee bread for the cold winters.

AHB will build ANYWHERE!!! and we've seen a much higher proportion of nests being built inside attics, and often in attics that are very large with much cubic volume. AHB readily build external nests, hanging off of trees and such, so an attic is not much different. Take a look at this Windermere Honey Bee nest that is built inside of an attic:
Windermere Bees in Attic

If you need Windermere bee removal or live anywhere else in Florida and need stinging insect removal, contact us for expert, licensed and insured removals. 1-800-3435317 or schedule an appointment online here.

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

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