Monday, January 28, 2013

Water Meter Bee Removal in Orlando

Orlando Honey Bees in Water Meter

Honey Bee comb from water meter
The african honey bee has become a major problem in florida and is rapidly spreading.

African honey bees have a tendency to rapidly build their nests in small meter boxes. For example this colony in an Orlando meter box is a fairly new colony but has already accumulated 10 pounds of brood(immature bees).

In this colony very little honey was found, this is a common question because bees are supposed to make honey, right. Well the african colony is different not only in their aggression but also in their building nature, they produce mostly brood, which is the larvae stage of the bees and not as much honey, therefore they have more soldiers for there vastly growing army.

Close up of larvae, pupae, honey, nectar in comb

  • This is the developing brewd which will emerge in a few days into fully grown adult bees. Multiple times a year the bees will swarm and look for new places to expand their colony and they due this rapidly which is a direct cause of the problem we are facing with the African "killer" Bee today.

    Please, don't attempt a removal of bees on your own. They can be deadly, even traveling african honey bee swarms have attacked us with no reason to be threatened. We've had fatalities occur in Florida because of improper stinging insect removal techniques. We perform bee removals for the state of Florida.

    Contact the Stinging Insect Experts at (855) 930.BEES (All Counties in Fla.) or submit a bee removal FREE inspection here!
    • Mr. Jonathan Simkins B.S. & Richard Martyniak M.S.
    • Stinging Insect Entomologist
    • 4 Licensed Pest Control Operators on Staff
    • 5 Registered Bee Keepers on Staff
    • (855) 930.BEES (All Counties Florida)
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