Honey bees are excellent pollinators. These beneficial insects help pollinate hundreds of crops and plants. The honey bee is the only species of bee that produces honey. They are black and yellow in color and ½ to 1 inch in length. Honey bees are social insects that live in colonies containing anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 members. They are fairly docile and will rarely sting unless provoked.
Why Do I Have Them?
Honey bees are commonly found in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. They will nest anywhere that offers a safe place to live and feed. Nests are usually found in trees, logs, and shrubbery. However, they also tend to build nests in chimneys, walls, and under eaves. Yards with plenty of shade, gardens, and pools may increase the chances of attracting bees.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Honey bees are relatively harmless and will only sting when threatened. Nevertheless, having a beehive on your property is a health risk, especially for individuals with stinging insect allergies. Honey bees can also damage houses when they build nests in wall cavities. Over time, the beehive will grow in size, and beeswax may stain and damage drywall.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Honey Bees?
Bees play an essential role in our environment as pollinators for many kinds of crops and plants. Contact our pest specialists if you notice a beehive on your property. At Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control, we work with a local beekeeper who safely removes and relocates honey bee colonies and hives without the use of any pesticides.