Richmond, VA Bee Removal and Pest Control Services
(804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383
Bee removal in Central Virginia is our specialty. We are certified bee removal specialist proudly serving the Richmond, Henrico, Glen Allen, Midlothian, and Charlottesville Virginia areas of Central Virginia. We provide residential and commercial pest control services for honey bees at competitive prices. Our local VA pest control technicians provide quality assured pest control services by engaging in environmentally sound practices in removing and controlling bees. We recognize the importance of bees to our area and the ecosystem and word to provide for their safe handling and removal. Are you looking for a responsible and affordable Richmond VA wildlife removal and pest control company? Look no further than Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal & Pest Control Services. We welcome the opportunity to service commercial properties, including apartment buildings, schools, and medical facilities. Our goal is to provide live bee removal from walls, roofs and chimneys, as well as swarms on bushes and trees. If you have a bee problem and live in Henrico, Glen Allen, Richmond, Midlothian and Charlottesville VA we can help. Give us a call to learn more about the amazing honey bee and to receive a free estimate to solve your bee problem. In most cases, we can provide same day bee removal services to many areas.
Richmond, VA Honey Bee Facts
- Honey bees has been around for millions of years.
- Honey bees, scientifically also known as Apis mellifera, which mean “honey-carrying bee”, are environmentally friendly and serve a vital role as pollinators.
- The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
- Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
- Honey bees have 6 legs, 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny lenses (one on each side of the head), 3 simple eyes on the top of the head, 2 pairs of wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach.
- Honey bees have 170 odor receptors, compared with only 62 in fruit flies and 79 in mosquitoes. Their exceptional olfactory abilities include kin recognition signals, social communication within the hive, and odor recognition for finding food. Their sense of smell is so precise that it could differentiate hundreds of different floral varieties and tell whether a flower carried pollen or nectar from meters away.
- The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
- The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
- A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.
- It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world.
- A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
- The bee’s brain is oval in shape and only about the size of a sesame seed, yet it has remarkable capacity to learn and remember things and is able to make complex calculations on distance traveled and foraging efficiency.
- A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.
- The queen bee can live up to 5 years and it’s role is to fill the hive with eggs. She is the busiest in the summer months, when the hive needs to be at its maximum strength, she lays up to 2500 eggs per day. The queen bee has control over whether she lays male or female eggs. If she uses stored sperm to fertilize the egg, the larva that hatches is female. If the egg is left unfertilized, the larva that hatches is male. In other words, female bees inherit genes from their mothers and their fathers while male bees inherit only genes from their mothers.
- Larger than the worker bees, the male honey bees (also called drones), have no stinger and do no work at all. All they do is mating. In fact, before winter or when food becomes scarce, female honeybees usually force surviving males out of the nest.
- Each honey bee colony has a unique odor for members’ identification.
- Only worker bees sting, and only if they feel threatened and they die once they sting. Queens have a stinger, but they don’t leave the hive to help defend it.
- It is estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.
- Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.
- During winter, honey bees feed on the honey they collected during the warmer months. They form a tight cluster in their hive to keep the queen and themselves warm. (Source: www.benefits-of-honey.com)
Richmond, VA Bee Removal & Bee Control Process
Removing bees can be difficult and dangerous, especially when dealing with hybrid or Africanized honey bees. Often times just a small amount of bee activity can indicate that there is a hive or swarm of bees in the structure. A new swarm of honey bees has on average of 4,000 – 6,000 bees!
An essential part of bee removal is to remove the honeycomb, otherwise you may have a recurring problem. Bees use their wings to keep the honeycomb cool throughout the day. Once a colony of bees is eradicated or extracted, the honey will melt into the structure if it is not removed. This can cause noticeable stains and other damage. Perhaps more importantly, the old hive may attract rodents, moths, and other insects. In addition, if the bees are not removed, the smell of the honey attracts new bee colonies that infest both the same location and other areas of the structure. This is why it is essential that the honeycomb is correctly removed.
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Contact Us at (804) 729-0046 or toll-free at (888) 824-7383 for Virginia animal trapping, animal control, wildlife removal, pest control, animal capture, animal exclusion or wildlife management in VA involving:
- Bats (Little Brown Bat, Big Brown Bat, Others)
- Canada Geese
- Copperhead Snakes
- Cottonmouth Snakes
- Dead Animal Removal
- European Starlings
- Flying Squirrels
- Foxes (Red and Gray)
- Southern Flying Squirrels
- Stinging Insects