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Honey Bee

Honey Bees in Hurricane

Color Predominantly golden-yellow with brown bands
Legs Six
Shape Oval; Bee Shape
Size 1/2"
Antennae Yes
Flight Yes

Honey bees are social insects found all over the world. They are an extremely important beneficial insect because of their role in pollination. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 crops in the U.S.

Habits

Honeybees are active pollinators, and produce honey which feeds their young in colder months. The honeybee is the only social insect whose colony can survive many years.

Habitat

Honeybees produce honey from pollen/nectar of the plants they pollinate. They store the honey in honeycombs and they often build their nests in tree crevices, but will occasionally build nests in attics or chimneys.

Threats

Honeybees do sting, but they only sting once. The sting can be extremely painful if the stinger is not immediately removed from the sting. Persons allergic to insect stings will have a more severe reaction.

Honeybees can be found in all 50 states.

Prevention

Honeybees should be addressed by a professional. Removal of a honeybee nest and the honey product can be very messy. Because honeybee colonies are so large, only a pest control professional or experienced beekeeper can safely remove a honeybee nest.

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Alford Home Solutions
6316 MacCorkle Ave SW
St. Albans, WV 25177
1-304-948-5855
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