Honey Bee – apis mellifera


Bees

Adult size (approx.): 1.2cm-2cm

Habitat

The Honey Bee forms a complex colony, mainly in the wild but has been known to create nests in houses.  Colonies can survive several years and over winter (adults only) using stored honey as food.  One Queen lays eggs, with many thousands of sterile Females, the Males being short lived.  They can sting but only if they feel threatened.

Biology

 

Egg – Larvae – Pupae - Adult
Eggs: many thousands laid by the Queen throughout the Spring and Summer months
Larvae: Legless Grubs laid within wax cells fed with the Queens’s milk (only by the Queen) and pollen by the workers
Pupae: Developed in the cells
Adults: Dark brown in colour and hairy.  All are winged with the workers approx 12-15mm and the Queens 16-20mm.

 

Importance

Bees are a beneficial Insect for the garden as they are pollinators.  They are also useful for producing wax and honey.  Their ability to sting and swarm particularly when they are moving nests can sometimes cause problems.

Control

The last resort is to kill the Bee as there are far and few between today.  We remove the Bees and place them in our hives.

Areas Covered for Bee Control

 

Pest Control Essex, London & Kent

    follow me on Twitter

    Please also see: Services

    For peace of mind or to request a site survey please call us now on: 0800 142 2476

    Primary Contacts


    Main: 0800 142 2476

    Head Office, Bridge Farm
    Woodhill Road 
    Sandon
    Essex,CM2 7SG.

     

    Our Email:

    Pest Information

    Mammals

    Birds

    Insects