Bees

An Africanized honey bee (left) and a European honey bee on honeycomb. Despite color, they normally can’t be identified by eye. Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

Web Exclusive: Bee removal by the experts

June 10, 2019 By
Bee Best Bee Removal, in La Mesa, Calif., takes on referrals from pest control companies that don’t provide bee services, or don't want to. Read more»
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20,000 bees? All in a day’s work

April 4, 2019 By
Across the pond in Coventry, England, the Coventry Telegraph reports on a local company, Delta Pest Control, that relocated 20,000 bees from a residential roof. Delta’s owner, David Bird, told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire that “it was a bit of a... Read more»
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Giant bee found after 38-year absence

March 5, 2019 By
The Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) had not been recorded since 1981 until this January in Indonesia. Read more»
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IPM for stinging insects

December 11, 2018 By
An important part of any integrated pest management (IPM) program is prevention. When it comes to stinging insect IPM for bees, ground bees and yellowjackets, a pre-emptive inspection for voids around the property is a must. The common behavior of... Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Determine when to use control for stinging insects

December 4, 2018 By
Stinging insects include all species in the order Hymenoptera; however, the major concerns are from bees, hornets and wasps. Species range from a solitary lifestyle to full social behavior. Most species are beneficial; thus, control should be conducted where there... Read more»
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Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees

December 3, 2018 By
You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing, and all movement, completely during totality. Candace Galen, Ph.D., professor... Read more»
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Headshot: Tommy Powell, Technical Services, MGK

Tips for managing stinging insects

November 1, 2018 By
Communication with your customer is the first step for identifying and managing stinging insects such as bees and wasps. Your customer typically can help you locate key areas of activity. Carefully inspect the area(s) to identify the insect and determine... Read more»
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Illustration: Leo Michael

Caption This: Haunted hive

October 30, 2018 By
You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Send us an email with your idea to pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net by Nov. 1, 2018. We’ll print our favorite in the December issue. If we... Read more»
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Houston PMP removes hives with estimated one million honeybees

October 30, 2018 By
Claude Griffin, owner of Gotcha Pest Control, Houston, Texas, tells The Midland Reporter-Telegram that a recent honey bee infestation was one of the worst he’s faced during his 20-plus years as a pest management professional (PMP). The southwest Houston home... Read more»
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Illustration: Leo Michael

Caption This: Worker bee job fair

August 16, 2018 By
  You know you have a funny quip for this Leo Michael panel. Why not share it with the industry? Send us an email with your idea to pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net by Sept. 1, 2018. We’ll print our favorite in the October issue. If... Read more»
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