Monday, August 29, 2011

Natl. Honey Bee Appreciation Day 2011

We recently participated in the annual National Honey Bee Appreciation Day, which occurred this year on Saturday, August 20th. Honey Bee associations throughout the nation held open houses and other events, and since we are 'lifers', we participated in Orlando's Orange Blossom Beekeepers event.
ALLFloridaBeeRemoval's display at Natl Honey Bee Appreciation Day!

Here's a pic of our booth with our technician/beekeeper, Jason Deeringer talking to folks about honey bees, African 'Killer' bees, and many other very important stinging insects. We provided posters, videos, nest samples and we even set up a microscope so visitors could view eggs, larvae, pupae and honey bee adults up close and personal.

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

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Groveland Bee Removal and "Planking Bees"

We do quite a few bee removals in and around Groveland Fla., including the nearby towns of Mascotte and Clermont. Bee removal is often incredibly difficult, it's hot as hades in our bee suits, especially when working in humid Florida Temps above 95 degrees F.

But we still like to have some fun! Here you see our technician/Beekeeper Jason, as he's "planking" on top of a large chimney top.
"Bee Planking" during Groveland Bee Removal

Planking is a current worldwide phenonemon, and we aren't immune to its effects. Note the large number of bees on and around his helmet. Jason reports that these were likely Africanized Killer honey bees, as they were quite defensive and we've been seeing an increase in the Groveland Killer Bee numbers.
Groveland Bee Removal Planking!

Please, don't attempt bee removals on your own, call The Stinging Insect Experts at 1-800-343-5317 for expert removal services.

Richard Martyniak, M.Sc., Entomologist
The Buzzkillers, LLC, A Florida Licensed/Insured Pest Control Firm