During the summer months, the Barnes Wildlife Control Bee Control team gets numerous calls asking us to remove honey bees that have invaded residential and commercial property owners’ buildings or some areas of their property.
There are over 500 species of Ohio bees, the western honey bee being the most significant pollinator of Ohio crops and various plants. Barnes Wildlife Control cannot stress enough the overwhelming value bees are to Ohio’s ecosystem and the rest of the world. But even bees can also be a problem, especially if members of your family, employees, or customers are one of the 7% of people with a potentially deadly bee allergy.
Barnes Bee Removal Service crew has the skill, education, experience, and equipment to manage all honey bee removal situations and guarantee the safety of your family and the bees. Our eco-friendly strategies produce little to no disturbances while we address your bee problem.
We Do Not Kill Honey Bees Or Exterminate Bats!
In most cases, bee stings are just painful. But if you’re allergic to bee stings, a more severe reaction may require emergency treatment.
If your Dayton Ohio property has a healthy supply of pollinating plants, vegetables, and fruit trees you are a perfect candidate for a colony of bees.
On Second Thought You May Need Barnes Wildlife Control’s Greater Dayton Ohio Bee Control Service
Do You See Swarming Bees Over Your Dayton Ohio Properties?
A swarm of bees is a mass of bees coming in various sizes that generally fly together around April through June, looking for a place to start a new colony. Often Barnes Wildlife Control’s Greater Dayton Ohio Bee Control team will get a call from people complaining about swarming bees around their property and asking us what they should do or if we can help them.
If you see a large swarm of bees over your property, it and its queen are looking for a new home which can be holes in trees, shrubs, sheds, and, worse of all, the walls of your home.
If you are fortunate enough to see a swam take up residence on your property, you should address the issue immediately before it gets out of hand and settles. But unfortunately, most property owners never see a bee population take hold someplace on their property until heavy bee activity becomes obvious.
Scout bees lead this swarm of bees to a place to colonize If you see a bee swarm around your property be vigilant.
Scout Bees Determine Where A Colony Will Live
Even though a swarm of bees may have landed someplace on your Dayton property, that does not mean they will start a colony. Scout bees are a specialized breed of honey bees who survey the lay of the land and determine whether a swarm will colonize a particular area or move on. These genius honey bees can select the proper size of space so the colony can thrive and have the appropriate conditions like temperature and needed food supplies.
If the scout bees determine your property has all the features required for the colony’s survival, they communicate that to the swarm. Soon the bee festivities begin by building honeycombs where the bees will store their larvae, honey, and pollen.
Bees can find openings into your building around windows, soffits, eaves, fascia and your chimney.
Africanized Honey Bees, A Extremely Aggressive Variant Of Honey Bees, Have Not Migrated To Ohio
The Tropical African Honey Bee was brought to South America in 1956 and mated with the European honey bee to create the hybridized or ‘Africanized’ honey bee. These bees migrated, reaching the lower United States in 1990.
Honey Bee FAQS (Most Information From The Texas A&M University Honey Bee Information Site)
- Bees have five eyes
- Bees are insects, so they have six legs
- Male bees in the hive are called drones
- Bees fly about 20 mph
- Female bees in the hive (except the queen) are called worker bees
- Number of eggs laid by the queen: on average 2,000 per day is the high but can be higher
- Losing its stinger will cause a bee to die
- Bees have been here for about 30 million years!
- Bees carry pollen on their hind legs in a pollen basket or corbicula
- An average beehive can hold around 50,000 bees
- Foragers must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey
- The average forager makes about 1/12’th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
- Average per capita honey consumption in the US is 1.3 pounds
- Bees have two pairs of wings
- The main form of communication among honey bees is through chemicals called pheromones.
- Bees are essential because they pollinate approximately 130 crops in the US, including fruit, fiber, nut, and vegetable crops. Bee pollination adds about 14 billion dollars annually to improved crop yield and quality.
When To Call Barnes Bee Control Specialists
Suppose you locate bees in a specific site on your property for more than a few days. In that case, it’s time to immediately call our Barnes Wildlife Control bee professionals to inspect your greater Dayton, Ohio, bee infestation. When a swarm decides to reside on your property, they start building its nest. The female bees soon begin building the nest’s combs, placing food inside, and laying their eggs. It’s time to call Barnes Wildlife Control’s bee Control and Bee Removal team at (937) 340-1867.
Barnes Wildlife Control Also Address Dayton, Ohio Yellow Jacket And Bald-Faced Hornet Problems
We thought this blog posting is a good place to remind you that Barnes Wildlife Control has Yellow Jacket and Bald Faced Hornet specialists who can deal with these highly aggressive insects with a nasty sting.
Yellow Jackets are wasps and are rounder and fatter than bald-faced hornets. They can build their nests in the ground, hollow trees, dead tree stumps, inside the walls of your buildings, and under eaves.
Bald-faced hornets do not build their nests in the ground but above ground. You find their nests in bushes, trees, and under eaves or along the fascia of buildings.
Please remember that these two nasty stinging insects attack. Due to the possibility of painful stings and allergic reactions, it’s crucial to let our Barnes Wildlife Control hornet and wasp control professional get rid of your yellow jacket or bald-Faced hornet problems. Barnes Wildlife Control can eliminate dangerous yellow jacket and bald-faced hornets and their nests through our residential and commercial hornet and wasp control services by calling us at (937) 340-1867.
A Barnes Video of Yellow Jackets entering a brick weep hole gap.
A Barnes Video Of Yellow Jacket Wasps entering soffit through a small hole.