Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Apollo Beach Bee Removal in Koi Pond

Today, we were called out to remove a honey bee colony from the surround of a Koi pond.
Apollo Beach Bee Removal from Koi Pond

With such expensive and sensitive fish, it's critical that we not introduce toxins or even allow bees to land in the water, as the koi can sustain fatal encounters from the proteins found in honey bee venom
Removing Bees from a pond surround

It's likely that these are Africanized Honey Bees, otherwise known as "Killer Bees", so that always adds another risk to the removal process. These bees can threaten neighbors and pets hundreds or thousands of feet away.
Vacuuming live bees from the comb

We used a vacuum to remove the live bees and then cutout all the comb, leaving a clean void that will be sealed to prevent a reinfestation.
Honey Bee comb in the surround void

The empty void after Apollo Beach bee removal

If you need Apollo Beach Bee Removal, or have bees in or around your home, Call the Stinging Insect Specialists at 1-800-343-5317 or submit a request here at our website!

Jonathan B. Simkins, B.Sc., Entomologist
Insect IQ a Florida Licensed Pest Control firm

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