Honeybees are social insects, found throughout the US and worldwide. Domesticated honeybee hives may contain over 80,000 bees. In the U.S. alone, honeybees accomplish an estimated 25% of the pollination needed for all fruit produced for human consumption, and are the only bees that produce honey. The honeybee is not typically aggressive without provocation. DO NOT HARM THIS INSECT IN ANY WAY! The honeybee is one of the most beneficial insects to mankind.
- Agriculture depends greatly on the honeybee for pollination. Honeybees account for 80% of all insect pollination. Without such pollination, we would see a significant decrease in the yield of fruits and vegetables.
- Bees collect 66 pounds of pollen per year, per hive. The Honeybee uses pollen as its food. Pollen is one of the richest and purest natural foods, consisting of up to 35% protein, 10% sugars, carbohydrates, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C, H, and R.
- Honey is used by bees (and humans) for food all year round. There are many types, colors and flavors of honey, depending upon the bees’ nectar source. The bees make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants. Honey is an easily digestible, pure food. Honey has medicinal and antibacterial qualities; eating local honey can fend off allergies.
- Honeybees are the only insect that produce food for humans.
- Action Pest Exterminating has certified beekeepers on staff, who are eager to assist with the relocation of honeybees. Swarms of honeybees (a cluster of bees outside their home, hanging on a tree or bush or other object) appear most often in March-July but occasionally at other times of the year. These bees are attempting to find a new home to move into — maybe your garage or attic. A swarm that is not captured will colonize lots of places that are inconvenient to humans. If you see a swarm of honeybees, or if honeybees have moved into your structure, please contact us immediately!