Tag: bees

ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

Bring ’em back alive

July 7, 2019 By
Treating bee and other pollinator accounts is very different from traditional pest control, a topic we delve into starting on p. 38. When they become pests, they are not to be controlled so much as removed, relocated and respected. While... Read more»
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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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National Pollinator Week set for June

April 26, 2019 By
The event is a time to celebrate the valuable contributions pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles make to ecosystems and agriculture. 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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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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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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Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

2018 pest pressures: PMPs weigh in

April 9, 2018 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) predict which pests they foresee becoming the biggest problem for the industry and/or their service area in 2018. Which pests will be the most problematic for your business in 2018? Read more»
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Cornell, Harvard engineers collaborate on ‘RoboBees’

December 14, 2017 By
While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. Read more»
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