Honeybee Control in Utah
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Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our society. The work they do is responsible for nearly all of the food production and plant propagation we enjoy. Generally, honeybees are harmless when left alone, but sometimes their work collides with human activity. When they get upset, they can be responsible for multiple painful stings that, in some cases, can be life-threatening.
Have you noticed unusually high levels of honeybee activity around your property? There could be a hive located nearby, and at Guardian Pest & Lawn, we are your bee control experts in Utah!
What You Need to Know About Honeybees
Honeybees nest in large colonies called hives, with as many as 80,000 individuals. The hives are the hub of all the activity in bee life. Several different types of bees live in the hive, including:
- The queen: Only one queen exists per hive. The queen is the only bee in the colony that lays eggs, sometimes up to 2,000 a day.
- The drones: Drones live in the hive and protect the queen.
- The foragers: Foragers are the type of bee that most people are used to seeing. They can fly hundreds of miles a day collecting nectar from flowers.
The inside of a hive is full of the easily recognizable honeycomb. The honeycomb is where eggs are deposited to grow into more bees. Inside the honeycomb is the delicious honey made from flower nectar that is used as a food source for the whole colony.
Are They Dangerous?
Bees are generally docile when left alone. However, depending on the species of bees, they may become aggressive. In Utah, there are two types of bees that you may encounter, European bees and Africanized bees. Up until the last couple of decades, all bees in the US were of European descent. European bees have smaller bodies, incredibly efficient honey production, and are generally docile unless provoked.
Africanized bees come from a species that was introduced into Brazil. They are more aggressive and dominant than their European counterparts. Over the years, Africanized bees have begun to spread from the southern US farther north. Because of their aggression, it is even more important to avoid them.
Bees generally will nest in the wild; however, they often like to nest under eaves and even inside walls of manmade structures. When they nest too close to human activity, humans can be in danger of being stung. If you notice dark spots in your ceiling or walls, high numbers of bees foraging, or bees entering and exiting through gaps in your wall, you may have a nest inside your home.
Your Bee Removal Experts
Our expert technicians at Guardian Pest & Lawn have over a decade of experience serving homeowners. If you have noticed the signs that indicate a honeybee hive inside your home, our Utah bee removal and control experts can help. With over 15 years of local expertise and highly qualified and educated pest control technicians, we put your safety as our number one priority!