Oceanside Bee Control

Living with bees can be quite annoying and scary. As they don’t intentionally attack humans, they are still somehow considered to be venomous because of their sting. Their sting are usually painful and can sometimes cause allergies.

 

Different kinds of bees

  • Western Honeybees (Apis Mellifera)
  • Bumblebees (Bombus)
  • Carpenter bees (Xylocopa)
  • Mason bees (Osmia)
  • Leafcutter bees (Megachile)
  • Blueberry bees (Habropoda Laboriosa)
  • Squash bees (Peponapis and Xenoglossa)
  • Sweat bees (Various Genera)
  • Hoverflies (Syrphidae)
  • Wasps (Aprocita)
  • Yellow Jackets (Vespula or Dolichovespula)
  • Paper Wasps (Vespidae)
  • Potter Wasps (Vespidae)
  • Hornets (Vespidae)

Sure it is a long list of bees but it is better to know them so that we know what we are dealing them.

Here are some facts about them to better know these critters.

 

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Facts about Bees

  1. In a hive, there are 3 kinds of bees: the Queen, worker, and drone.
  2. The Queen is the only one who lay eggs in a hive. It can lay 1,500 eggs per day and it can communicate with the hive through her scent called pheromones.
  3. The worker bees are all female and they are responsible for almost everything inside the hive. Feeding the babies, taking care of the queen, cleaning, packing of pollen, repairing and building honeycombs, fanning and guarding the hive.
  4. Another classification of worker bees is field bees. They take care of the outside of the hive by gathering nectar and pollen from flowers, collecting water and propolis, a sticky substance.
  5. They have 2 stomachs – one is for eating and the other one is to store nectar or water to bring back to their hive.
  6. Male bees are classified as drones. They fly out and go to a designated drone congregation bringing hope that they would meet and mate with a queen. Drones don’t have stinger.
  7. If a worker bee uses her stinger, she will die.
  8. Bees are known as insects. They have 6 legs, 5 eyes: 2 compound eyes and 3 tiny ocelli eyes. They undergo 4 stages of development: Egg, Larvae, Pupae, and Adult Bee.
  9. Their honeycomb cells serves as a place to raise babies, and to store nectar, honey, water, and pollen.
  10. Bees are the only insect in the world that make food for humans to eat.

These are just a few facts about bees. After knowing this, you’ll know that they co

ntribute to the food industry as well as in nature, especially when it comes to pollen.

If you ever encounter this type of insect, you can always gather up information online and come up with diy ideas like this one.

 

DIY: Effective ways to eliminate bees

  1. Vinegar Spray. If you search online, vinegar is probably the most used solution in treating smell, insects, and other things related inside your home. Put the vinegar in a spray bottle and shake it well. Spray it around the hive and make sure the bees are sleeping. You can also spray on plants nearby. The next morning you’ll see dead bees around the area so make sure to sweep it off.
  2. Soda. As bees loves sweet liquids, they will be attracted if you put soda in a can or bottle and place it where bees are nearby. This is an environment-friendly method as the bees will only drown in the soda.
  3. Cinnamon. Sprinkling cinnamon every day for a week will let the bees relocate on their own without killing them.
  4. Moth balls. Like cinnamon, moth balls keep bees from coming back in their hive. Placing it around the hive or all over your yard will help you be bee-free.
  5. Bee Repelling Plants. When dealing with mosquitoes and you have a garden, it is best if you plant mosquito repelling plants. This is also applied in taking care of bees. You need to purchase or plant bee repelling plants such as citronella, mint, and eucalyptus. These are also easy to grow and keep bees out of your yard.
  6. Call a bee professional. If things start to get worse and it is scary to handle, you can always contact Oceanside Pest Control and let us handle your bee problem with ease. Our beekeepers are highly-trained and equipped with safety kit to better assist you in killing or removing bees in your area.

 

Give Oceanside Pest Control now and together, let us make your home free from buzzing bees!

 

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