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Benefits of European Honey Bees

 

Honey Bees are not native to the Americas. During the 1600's settlers brought honey bee colonies with them from Europe, hence the name European Honey Bees.

  • Produce about 4 million pounds of Beeswax

  • Produce bee pollen, bee venom, royal jelly, etc

  • Pollinate greater than 90 cultivated crops with an Estimate value of $20 billion Contribution from pollination effects every third bite of food consumed

How Long Do Honey Bee Swarms Stay in One Place?

 

Sometimes honey bee swarms only stay put for just a few hours, and sometimes they’ll stay put for several days; though generally a honey bee swarm will find a home within 3 days . The earlier in the day it is, the more likely they won’t stay long. They tend to use their daylight hours to search for a new home to establish their new honey bee hive. 

Why Do Honey Bees Swarm?

Honey bees swarm because their hive got too crowded, so the queen took half the hive with her to find a larger hive, leaving the remaining hive to requeen itself and continue growing.

 

Other bees swarm because the queen is getting older and isn’t producing as many eggs daily as the worker bees would like, and the queen can sense that she is about to be replaced by another, younger, queen. When queen bees get replaced, the new queen or other workers will sting the old queen to death.

Is a Honey Bee Swarm is Dangerous?

If they are clustered up in a ball, leave them alone. They are probably just a hive of gentle, Italian bees looking for a new home. 

We offer Honey Bee Swarm and Structure Honey Bee Hive Extraction throughout Oklahoma and North Texas.  We regularly perform Honey Bee Swarm Removal including but not limited to Oklahoma City, Nichols Hills, Moore, Norman, Tecumseh, Shawnee, Tulsa, Earlsboro, Gracemont, Harrah, Hinton, Jones, Lexington, Lindsay, Luther, Macomb, Marshall, Maud, Maysville, McLoud, Meeker, Meridian, Minco, Mulhall, Newcastle, Nicoma Park, Ninnekah, Okarche, Omega, Orlando, Paoli, Piedmont, Pocasset, Prague, Rush Springs, Saint Louis, Sparks, Spencer, The Village, Tryon, Union City, Verden, Wanette, Washington, Wayne, Wheatland, Moore, Anadarko, Bethany, Chandler, Chickasha, Edmond, El Reno, Guthrie, Kingfisher, Norman, Pauls Valley, Shawnee, Yukon, Newalla, Agra, Blanchard, Hennessey, Wellston, Perkins, Langston, Mustang, Seminole, Noble, Purcell, Choctaw, Tuttle, Alex, Amber, Arcadia, Asher, Binger, Bowlegs, Bradley, Byars, Calumet, Carney, Cashion, Cement, Concho, Coyle, Crescent, Davenport, Dibble, and Dover.

In Texas this includes: Dallas, Ennis, Ellis County,  Waxahachie, Gainesville, Fort Worth, Midlothian, Lewisville, Waco, Hillsboro, and statewide for our commercial clients.