Bees

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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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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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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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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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Abell Pest Control helps fund honey bee research

August 10, 2017 By
Abell Pest Control, based in Etobicoke, Ontario, will donate $25,000 over five years to the University of Guelph’s Honey Bee Research Centre to help fund graduate research. The company also intends to launch a website that would give those with... Read more»
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Homeowner’s walls leak honey after bee removal

August 8, 2017 By
The walls of a woman’s home in Spring, Texas, are dripping with honey thanks to the removal of a massive bee infestation. The infestation was discovered when the roof of the home was being replaced, and nearly 20 pounds of... Read more»
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Headless bees still pack punch

July 18, 2017 By
The next time you’re working with a customer on a stinging insect account, consider Kathy Keatley Garvey’s recent blog post, “Why Dead Bees Can Sting,” on the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) website. Garvey, a communications... Read more»
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