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Bee Removal JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Florida – 407-417-2337
Bee removal service in JACKSONVILLE BEACH Florida 407-417-2337, Wild Bee and Wasp Control.
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RAYMOND MILLS-BEEKEEPER BS SCIENCE EDUCATION
- Africanized Bee Removal
- Honey Bee Removal
- Wasp Removal
- Yellow Jacket Removal
- Hornet Removal
- Hive & Honey Removal
Call Florida Bee Removal, Inc. whether you need bee removal services, or perhaps you have a bee swarm or yellow jacket nest on your property and would just like additional information. We have been in the bee removal business over 50 years and enjoy every adventure. You are never a bother to us, we love the phone to buzz for bees!
If you are located in Florida, you come into contact with bees. It’s just a fact of life. Sadly, you don’t know if you’re dealing with aggressive bees or non-aggressive bees until it’s too late. At Florida Bee Removal, our experts are highly qualified and properly trained in safe, effective bee removal techniques. We offer same-day service at a fair price. When we can safely and effectively perform it, Florida Bee Removal prefers to practice live bee removal of the bee hive if at all possible. When we have safely removed the live bees from your property we turn them over to a local beekeeper so they may be safely managed. Our goal is not to exterminate bees, rather remove the danger of the bees from your property and keep them in their natural habitat so they can continue benefit our evironment. Other stinging and aggressive insects such as wasps and yellow jackets must be exterminated and removed from the site.
Bee Removal ~ Yellow Jacket Removal ~ Wasp Removal ~ Hornet Removal
*The State of Florida recommends that all bee colonies not managed by beekeepers nesting in close proximity to areas frequented by people or domestic animals be eradicated by a licensed and insured Pest Control Operator or removed by a registered beekeeper for purposes of public safety.*
Did you know?
*Even if you are not allergic to bees, there are easily 5, 10, even 1000 times the amount of bees needed to kill a full grown adult in any given infestation. Bee removal of this infestation at your home or business is necessary for everyones safety.
*Often confused with bees, yellow jackets are much more aggressive, and most reported “bee stings” may in fact be yellow jacket stings. Yellow Jackets are easily provoked and unlike bees, they will attack in force chasing the perceived threat for large distances. The easiest and safest option for bee removal and yellow jacket removal is to hire Florida Bee Removal. If you’re determined to do it yourself, know that the likelihood of getting stung is high. Compared to the larger barbs in honey bees, yellow jackets have lance like stingers with small barbs and are capable of stinging repeatedly.
*Honey bees will often form waxen nests attached to tree limbs and structures (referred to as “exposed colonies”).
Recently, a basketball-sized bee colony was discovered hanging from a tree limb in Bradenton, Florida
(see the story and photos here with Tiffany Tompkins at the Bradenton Herald). This bee relocation was accomplished using a cardboard box and a laundry bag. After the bee box reached the apiary (bee yard), it was shaken into a wooden box of frames containing wax foundation. Within a few days, it is hoped that the bee colony will store lots of honey and become better suited for managed bee manipulations.
*A male honey bee is known as a drone. His job is to chase down a queen bee and inseminate her. The egg-bearing queen can then lay either fertile or sterile brood. A drone bee results from a non-fertile egg. Therefore, a drone bee has grandparents and a mother but no father.
*Africanized bees often enter European colonies to mingle and mate with them. Such mating results in more hybrid bees having African genes and tendencies dominating over European ones. An entire colony may suddenly take on aggressive and short-tempered behavior thus prompting your call for bee removal.
*Simply exterminating a bee hive in a structure without removing the hive will cause bees to re-colonize at that location due to the honey and pheremones left attracting other bees. Call Florida Bee Removal to make sure the job is done right!
*Africanized bees behavior is thought to be aggressive by many, however the africanized bee behavior is actually defensive. They react to invasion of their environment and defend themselves when necessary. Attacks occur when people are too close to a nesting colony of africanized honey bees. They do not sit around and plot attacks on humans. Let Florida Bee Removal take care of your bee issue before they colonize on your property.
*Did you know there are more than 300 types of honey in the U.S.? The flavor of the honey differs based on the nectar source visited by the bee.
* The african honeybee sting is no worse than other bees, but it is much more agressive with a tendency to send much more attackers when a threat presents. Did you know the africanized honeybee is less desirable as a commercial honeybee? This is because they produce less honey and have a habit of leaving the hive to pursue a threat. None the less, Florida Bee Removal attempts to perform live bee removal whenever possible.
Are yellow jackets bees?
Many customers call in daily with what they have identified as a bee problem. This couldn’t bee farther from the truth! We soon find out they have actually got a yellow jacket problem. Yellow jackets are mistakenly called bees because they look very much the same when flying around your yard, but they are really wasps. The yellow jackets’ closest relative is the hornet. Unlike the honey bee, the yellow jacket does not have hair on its body for carrying pollen like the bee does.
Yellowjackets are an infrequent uninvited inhabitant in and arouns Florida homes and businesses. They are classified as wasps (vespula) but differ in several ways from bees: 1. Yellowjackets are usually black and yellow-striped with smooth bodies. Bees are hairy and brown. 2. Wasps feed their brood on masticated insects. Bees feed their larvae on pollen, honey, and royal jelly. 3. Yellow Jackets fashion paper nests. Their nurseries consist of a series of combs separated by pedicles (stem-like structures) with brood facing downward. Bees secrete wax with which they engineer their combs. The cells have a hexagonal shape and slant slightly upward. Combs face outward. There are exceptions to most generalities. For example: Bald faced hornets are black with white markings. They are more closely related to yellow jackets than hornets. Nest construction and feeding habits are similar to wasps. However, their nests are generally aerial. Yellow Jackets can be found in most regions of the world. They vary in size, coloration, and habitat. However, they are often discovered as in-ground colonies, in attics, walls, wrapped up in old carpets, discarded containers, and attached to palm trees-to name a few possible habitats. Over the past 50 years, I have been called upon to remove hundreds of yellow jacket nests. Some species have been observed to construct nests as large as the bed of a full-sized pickup truck. I removed an aerial colony in Lakeland that contained over 200 pounds of brood. It was attached at 10 feet in a Pineapple Palm, along the south shore of Scott Lake.
Yellow jacket nests can be eradicated and removed at anytime of the day using safe and successful methods, appropriate for the situation. In our formative years, a few vain attemptes were encountered resulting in painful stinging incidents. Our current procedures protect the public and devices have been engineered to get the bee or yellow jacket removal done quickly. In overview wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and bees are all closely related (Order-Hymenoptera). They defend their nests by injecting venom into their enemies. All perform useful activities to earth’s environment. They pose a threat to humans and their property when they inadvertedly locate in close proximity. Florida Bee Removal – Apian Services is here to assist civilization in the safe removal of stinging insects.
CITUS GREENING ( Huanglongbing—HLB ) WHAT IT PORTENDS FOR HONEY PRODUCTION AND BEE POLLINATION IN FLORIDA
ANALYSIS BY: RAYMOND MILLS-BEE KEEPER BS USF
HLB IS A BACTERIAL DISEASE, CARRIED BY A SMALL INSECT ( Asian Citrus Psyllid ) . IT CAUSES DEFORMED AND UNPALATABLE FRUIT IN CITRUS TREES, A CHIEF SOURCE OF NECTAR AND POLLEN FOR HONEY BEES. ONCE A TREE HAS BEEN INFECTED, DEATH IS ASSURED WITHIN A FEW YEARS. SINCE THIS DISEASE PRESENTS AN EMINENT THREAT TO BOTH CITRUS AND ITS BEE VISITORS, PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR CONTROL AND TREATMENT OF HLB.
POLK AND HIGHLAND COUNTIES HAVE LONG BEEN LEADING PRODUCTION REGIONS OF CITRUS WHERE BEE KEEPERS HAVE TRADITIONALLY PLACED THOUSANDS OF BEE HIVES AND PRODUCED TONS OF DELECTABLE ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY. BEE HIVES ARE ALREADY PRESENT, IN LARGE NUMBERS, ALONG THE HIGHLAND RIDGE, WHICH ORNATES SUCH CITIES AS: LAKE ALFRED, HAINES CITY, DAVENPORT, WINTER HAVEN, AND LAKE WALES. BESIDES LARGE GROVES, RESIDENTIAL AREAS ARE ALSO IN THE WAKE OF THIS THREAT TO CITRUS AND BEE POLINATORS.
THE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES, BOTH TO SOIL AND FOLIAGE, PRESENTS A DANGER TO BEE POLLINATORS AND THE BEE HIVES TO WHICH THEY MAY TRANSPORT TOXINS. TO LESSEN THE PROBABILITY OF BEE DEATHS, PESTICIDES SHOULD NOT BE APPLIED JUST PRIOR TO OR DURING BLOOMING. REMOVAL OF AFFECTED TREES AND REMOVAL OF BEE HIVES, FROM HLB-INFECTED AREAS SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED.
HLB IS A MORE SERIOUS THREAT THAN PREVIOUS PATHOGENIC INFECTIONS, SUCH AS: CITRUS CANKER. WITH THIS NEW THREAT, INCREASED HONEY BEE LOSSES CAN BEE ANTICIPATED UNTIL A CONTROL CAN BE FOUND AND POSSIBLE REMOVAL OF ITS SEVERE EFFECTS.
LEARN MORE——–CITRUS GREENING—UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA—EFFECTS ON HONEY BEE
Here is an interesting link talking about citrus greening and pesticides and the effect on the bees.
Another media story of honeybees being lost due to pesticides in orange groves.
Bee Removal entails a blending of apian and construction skills, learned primarily by hands-on experience. A bee removal specialist has to know how to expose bee colonies within a structure, a tree, or container. In addition, recognition of bee and wasps species, along with the potential danger they pose, is essential in making a professional decision as to how the bee or wasp issue should be resolved.