Bees

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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Man removes bee hive with firework, burns down garage

July 6, 2017 By
Everyone loves a good fireworks show on the Fourth of July, but for Grand Blanc Township, Mich., homeowner Mike Tingley, the show hit a little too close to home. Tingley tried to rid his garage of an active bee hive using fireworks — but... Read more»
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Thousands of bees removed from Tennessee garage wall

May 16, 2017 By
About 100,00 bees were removed from the wall of a homeowner’s garage in Bartlett, Tenn., according to WBKO News, an ABC affiliate in Bowling Green, Ky. Tom Tompkins, the beekeeper who tended to the infestation, said the hive was so... Read more»
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Video: Street vendor unfazed by bee swarm

April 13, 2017 By
A video of a street vendor in China seemingly unbothered by a constant swarm of bees while preparing a dessert has gone viral. Read more»
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Video: Bumblebees exhibit unique cognitive ability

February 28, 2017 By
Bumblebees have demonstrated a unique learning ability that has “never been seen before in insects,” according to a new study published in the journal Science. The insects learned how to “score goals” by mimicking plastic bees guided by researchers. The... Read more»
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Bee infestation: Homeowner moves out, Gotcha steps in

December 27, 2016 By
An 84-year-old Houston man says he was forced out of his home about three months ago due to a bee infestation. Gotcha Pest Control heard about Charles Williams’ story and took on the problem. “The bees started taking over,” Williams... Read more»
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Q&A: PMP service tech uniforms, carpenter bee holes and digger bees

September 14, 2016 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Mampe at dentomol@aol.com. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns. Q: I’m ordering... Read more»
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Purdue entomologist and team receive USDA grant for neonic research

August 30, 2016 By
Congratulations to Ian Kaplan and his Purdue University team for receiving a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their continued research into neonicotinoid pesticides. Kaplan, a Purdue entomologist, is... Read more»
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The White House’s National Strategy on Pollinator Health is the biggest news to emerge on the subject in recent years.

Stinging insects: A bee, or not a bee?

August 30, 2016 By
My fear of stinging insects is fed by a few things. Chief among them are my sister’s allergies, which require her to keep an EpiPen handy at all times, and the wasp I stepped on at a public swimming pool... Read more»
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