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Bees

BEES

Honeybee:
 
(1)   Most commonly encountered
(2)   Will sting if provoked or hive is threatened
(3)   Number from 20,000 to 60,000 per hive
(4)   May nest at eaves, wall voids, attics and other parts of a structure
 
Control:
 
(1)   Pest inspection
(2)   Pesticide application
(3)   Hive removal (always recommended)
(4)   Exclusion to prevent reentry if needed
 
Carpenter Bee:
 
(1)   Males do not sting, but females will sting if molested
(2)   Does only minor damage to wood. Bores through wood to create nests
 
Control:
 
(1)   Termite inspection
(2)   Fumigation or chemical treatment

ABEJAS
ABEJAS DE MIEL:
 
(1) ENCUENTRO MAS COMUN
(2) PICARA SI ES PROVOCADA, O SI LA COLMENA ES AMENAZADA
(3) NUMERADAS ENTRE 20,000 A 60,000 POR COLMENA
(4) PUEDE NIDAR EN LOS ALEROS, LOS VACIOS DE LA PARED, EL ATICO, Y OTRAS PARTES DE UNA ESTRUCTURA
 
CONTROL:
 
(1) INSPECION DE PARASITOS
(2) APLICACION DE PESTICIDAS
(3) REMUEVO DE COLMENA (SIEMPRE RECOMENDADO)
(4) EXCLUSION PARA PREVENIR REINGRESO SI ES NECESARIO
 
ABEJA CARPINTERA:
 
(1) VARONES NO PICAN, PERO FEMENINAS SI PICAN SI SON MOLESTADAS
(2) HACE SOLAMENTE DAÑO MINIMO A MADERA. TALADRA A TRAVES DE MADERA PARA CREAR NIDO.
 
CONTROL:
 
(1) INSPECION DE TERMITAS/PARASITOS

(2) FUMIGACION O TRATAMIENTO QUIMICO


Description

  • Have 2 pairs of wings
  • Fuzzy yellow-brown to black appearance
  • Abdomen has a striped appearance
  • Have 3 castes in their colonies
    • Workers
      • ½ to 5/8 inch long
      • Have well developed heads
      • 2 short antennae
      • Large eyes
    • Queens
      • Largest member of the colony
      • 5/8 to ¾ inch long
    • Drones “Males”
      • 5/2 inch long
      • Stout and dark
  • A colony generally contains 1 queen bee
    • A fertile female
  • Eggs are laid in singly in a cell in a wax honeycomb, produced and shaped by the worker bees
  • The queen bee is capable of producing 1,000- 2,000 eggs per day
  • Drones serve to solely fertilize the queens and are driven off by workers once they have served this task.
  • Workers live 5-7 weeks during the summer.
  • Social Insects
  • Live in colonies or hives
  • Has as many as 20,000-80,000 workers
  • Workers
    • Collect nectar and pollen from plants (pollinating)
    • Produce honey and fashion honey combs
    • Feeds the queen and the larvae(young workers)
    • Gathers pollen and nectar for the colony (older workers)
  • Only become aggressive and will sting when their colony is threatened
  • Swarm when the queen begins to fail or the colony is too large
    • Swarm lasts 24-48 hours