Bees are easily identifiable by the yellow and black coloring on their small, hairy bodies. Bees tend to live in colonies of 20,000 to 80,000 individuals, and will leave humans alone if unprovoked. Bees are helpful insects because they are an important part of the pollination process, which is key to our entire food chain. However, they can become pests if they interfere with where we live and work in New York. Bee stings can be harmful, but potentially dangerous to those with allergic reactions.
The reproduction cycle of bees is rather fascinating. There is only one egg-laying queen in a hive. The queen bee may live as long as five years and lay as many as 1,500 to 2,000 eggs per day. Worker females protect eggs and the young. The male drones’ only duty is to mate with the queen, after which they die.
Though bees are a helpful insect in the bigger picture, hardly anyone wants to live with bees in their homes or offices. We invite you to call on The Bug Stops Here exterminator team to use our pest control experience to remove the bees from your living space. Contact The Bug Stops Here, Inc. today to get a free estimate.
Appearance: Most species of concern to man have yellow and black coloring; seven-sixteenths to five-eighths inch long; appear to have hairy bodies.
Habits: Live in colonies of 20,000 to 80,000 individuals; will leave humans alone if not provoked.
Diet: Nectar and pollen.
Reproduction: Only one egg-laying queen in a hive; queen may live as long as five years and lay as many as 1,500 to 2,000 eggs per day; worker females protect eggs and the young; drones’ only duty is to mate with queen, after which they die.
Other Information: Stings can be painful, but are harmless to most people; however, dangerous allergic reactions can occur.