Honey Bees

Honey bees are social insects found all over the world. They are beneficial insects because of their role in pollination. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 crops in the U.S.

Honeybees are active pollinators, and produce honey which feeds their young in colder months. The honeybee is the only social insect whose colony can survive many years.

Honeybees produce honey from pollen and nectar of the plants they pollinate. They store the honey in honeycombs in their nests. They often build their nests in tree crevices, but will occasionally build nests in attics or chimneys.

Honeybees do sting, but they only sting once. The sting can be extremely painful if the stinger is not immediately removed. Persons allergic to insect stings will have a more severe reaction.

Due to the importance of honey bees and the decline of them in recent years, we do not treat for them. Instead, we refer the call to a local bee keeper to make every effort to try and relocate them safely. We are very mindful of the pesticides we use and their potential effects on honey bees. All EPA guidelines are followed to help do our part in preserving this very important and beneficial insect.