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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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Photos: Stormin’ Norman owners launch Luckey Bee Farms

September 6, 2017 By
Gilbert, Ariz.-based Stormin’ Norman Termite and Pest Control has an unusual approach to bee accounts. Co-owners Ernie and Amy Henson learned of an eco-friendly method to remove hives from structures, and Luckey Bee Farms — named after Amy’s grandmother —... 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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2 tips for pollinator protection around perimeters

July 19, 2017 By
Perimeter treatments are a staple of summertime pest management services. No matter what part of the country you are working in, there is a constant pressure from perimeter pests like ants, peridomestic cockroaches, spiders and occasional invaders trying to gain... 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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Q&A: Drain flies, powderpost beetles, honey bees and gnats

November 23, 2016 By
Q: In a hospital sterile area, a janitorial closet has a drain fly problem. A vent stack for the drain system opens about 4 ft. above the floor. The elbow (trap) is dry. I shouldn’t use any pesticides in this... 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.

Manufacturers Have Their Say

November 12, 2015 By
Six neonicotinoid manufacturer representatives explain how their companies are addressing the pollinator issue, and their thoughts on what lies ahead. In PMP’s August cover story, we addressed how neonicotinoids are facing increased scrutiny as a result of being linked to... Read more»
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Honey Bees Give New Meaning to the Term Drug Sting

June 19, 2015 By
Drug sniffing dogs may be a thing of the past as honey bees take on the task of finding illicit drugs. That’s right, honey bees. Gizmodo reports that researchers at the Police Laboratory for Criminal Technology, Hesse, Germany, said insects... Read more»
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NPMA Tips: When a Pollinator is a Pest

October 25, 2014 By
The go-to speech for elementary school career day presentations is often about good bugs vs. bad bugs; and pollinators, particularly honey bees, are referred to with special reverence as one of the good guys. These school-age interactions usually are punctuated... Read more»
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National Honey Bee Day Brings Good News

August 20, 2014 By
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—The Bayer Bee Care Program is celebrating the news that suggests bees are rebounding when compared with previous years. Honey bee populations are stable or increasing globally and new public/private partnerships are addressing forage and nutrition challenges,... Read more»
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