by cecile | 12:29

All About Bee Removal Through the years, the practice of bee removal has changed rapidly. Just recently, a specific type found in Africa has began in a state in America. Some of the colonies were found in the northern part of the country. That resulted to the state’s dramatic shift in the focus of bee removal due to the public’s safety. The change noticed by beekeepers was because of the behavioral difference of african bees and european honey bees. The african bees, also called as the “killer” bees; they were easily pushed to the limits and protected their nest so much. Even if they are not supposed to be called killers, they must still be approached with respect and care to avoid disasters. Even if you see a bee colony within reach that is just calm, it does not necessarily mean that danger is impossible. According to research, the queen bee can live up between six months and one year. And when the time comes that a new queen is born, one that will replace the old one, she will have to go out temporarily and mate with drones from colonies within reach. If ever it so happens that she mates with an african bee, her colony which was calm six months ago will be africanized in an instant. Africanized bees have been in southwestern states for many years now. Half of the reported african bee attacks were due to the fact that victims never did something about the african bee colony nearby. If only those nests were removed before something bad happened, the attack might have been avoided. In the past years, getting rid of a bee colony, or bee removal, was not allowed because they were endangered species. We depend so much on bees in pollination of food crops and flowers. As an alternative, we inspired beekeepers to just save the nests and make use of it in their managed hives. The increase of african bees and the occurrence of many diseases, it lessened the number of bees and the increase of wild bees. As a result, fewer beekeepers are willing to take the risk and do the job. There can be 100-200 african bee colonies per square mile in an area where they have established. If one wild bee nest is removed, it does not affect greatly the total population of bees. Never forget that state officials have NO plans of getting rid of all wild nests or african bees.
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But still, they recommend that bee nests near people be removed by a certified and professional pest control operator. There are five things a professional pest control operator must be able to do: 1)determine if the bees in your area is a swarm or a colony and tell you the difference 2)explain the procedure of removing to you before starting the process 3)suit up in a veil, sting suit and gloves while performing the removal 4)get rid of every dead bee and every comb associated with the colony or swarm 5)talk about bee-proofingThe Essentials of Businesses – Breaking Down the Basics

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