10 Buzzing Facts about Honey, Part 1

beekeeping bee removal garden groveIt’s common knowledge that bees make honey. These miraculous creatures work tirelessly to create one of the most delicious and amazing substances known to man. Not only is honey great as a natural sweetener but it also has incredible characteristics worth buzzing about. Your trusted bee removal Garden Grove experts have prepared several intriguing facts you may not have known.

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Dancing with Bees: the Amazing Waggle Dance

Bee Swarm - Bee Removal Long BeachHoney bees are incredibly organized creatures. In one short season, the colony’s honey bee workers will visit up to 500.000.000 flowers and will make about 90 kilograms of honey. Bees don’t fly in groups, so each bee finds the nectar source individually. But have you ever wondered how these bees can suddenly know precisely where the blooming flowers are?

It’s because they have a remarkable method of telling one another where to find the most productive flowers. This is called the “. Their intriguingly intelligent behavior and the language they developed is quite useful when the food is difficult to find or the food sources differ in quality.

Our Bee Busters experts, that offer bee removal in Mission Viejo and other Orange County communities, present some facts about their astonishing way of communication.

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Orange County Beekeepers’ Advice: What to Do in Case of a Bee Sting

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Getting stung by a bee or wasp is an unpleasant and painful experience, but don’t panic.

If you’re not allergic to the venom, usually the sting won’t have a long-lasting effect on your body. As the reaction to the protein in the venom of the bee or wasp, you may experience swelling, redness, itching and instant sharp pain. In most cases, these symptoms will disappear within a few hours. In the worst case scenario, it’ll go away after a day or two.

For any concerns and honey bee emergencies, contact Bee Busters, Orange county beekeepers and bee removal experts, who will provide bee rescue, relocation or removal.

To find out what to do and how to treat mild and moderate reactions to a bee sting, keep on reading!

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Does cold weather affect the number of wasps?

Place for a Wasp Nest - Anaheim wasp nest removalThis piece of folk wisdom has been around for a very long time. If the winter has been fierce and cold, the summer that follows will be mercifully free of wasps. But is there any scientific backing to this claim? If not, where did this myth originate?

The shortest possible answer is ‘no, wasps won’t be affected by the unusually cold winter’. The reason why, though, is a bit more complex, and it requires some understanding of wasp social structure.

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How Honeybees Evolved From Wasps

Orange County Beekeepers - Strange Places for Beehives - Remove term: Bee Removal Fullerton Bee Removal FullertonWith spring and warmth all around, there are many more insects around, including various bees and wasps. Most people generally have nothing against honey bees but aren’t too keen on wasps. In fact, most of us have wished at some point that wasps never existed. Interestingly enough, if wasps hadn’t been around, we would never have honey bees either.

Most people generally have nothing against honey bees but aren’t too keen on wasps. In fact, most of us have wished at some point that wasps never existed. Interestingly enough, if wasps hadn’t been around, we would never have honey bees either.

Interestingly enough, if wasps hadn’t been around, we would never have honey bees either.

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Surprising Ways Wasps are Actually Useful

Wasp - Garden Grove Wasp Nest Removal Irvine Wasp Nest RemovalIf your reaction to the title was disbelief, you share the opinion of most people who have had encounters with them. The only thing we want when we see them is get rid of them, in any way possible. However, there are a lot of wrong ways to try to get rid of a wasp nest, and only professionals can do it safely and thoroughly. In Orange County, in places like Irvine wasp nest removal is a year-round business.

Wasps seem to get a bad reputation as useless and aggressive, especially when compared to honey bees. However, the story is not as clear cut as we would want it to be. There are actually some benefits to having some species of wasps around. Just make sure you do not agitate them, as their stings hurt.

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Africanized bees

They were the real scare in the previous decades, but not much has been heard about Africanized bees lately. There was a report last year which stirred some panic, but it proved to be false, so the dust settled once again. This article aims to shed some light on these creatures, how they came to be, their behavior and other matters. Keep in mind that these bees do exist in real life and they did cause hundreds of deaths in the 50 or so years they have existed.

If you happen to encounter a colony, do not engage them, and if it is found on your property, call the experts to get rid of them. The best bee removal in Westminster and throughout Orange County comes from Bee Busters.

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Different Kinds of Wasp Nests

Bee nest - Wasp nest removal Orange CountyMost of us aren’t too interested in bees and wasps. The only thing we want is for them to stay away from us and our property. However, to a trained eye, just a look at the wasp’s nest can help identify the species that is bugging you. This, in turn, makes it so much easier to prepare for the specific conditions which may apply. For instance, yellow jackets are infinitely more aggressive than paper wasps, and their stings hurt a whole lot more as well. It is good to be prepared. This is why we offer this helpful description of various bee habitations. Be warned that wasps and bees are aggressive when defending their home. Wasp nest removal in Orange County should be left to professionals with ample experience and appropriate equipment.

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Can I Remove Bees From My House?

A lot of home owners are concerned when they notice a bee hive on their property, especially if they have children or pets. Even though having bees in your garden is useful because they will pollinate your plants, most home owners like to have the colony removed. The dilemma is whether you should do it yourself or hire bee removal professionals. Our opinion is that the latter is a better option. You may say we are partial, and we are, but only because we have a decades-long experience in keeping and handling bees. In any case, read on and decide for yourself.

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What Is In Wasp’s Venom?

Wasp - Garden Grove Wasp Nest RemovalA wasp’s sting hurts a lot more than that of a honey bee. That is why our first instinct is to want them as far away from us as possible. In Garden Grove wasp nest removal is as easy as calling Bee Busters. 

But why do wasp stings hurt so much? Wasps secrete venom into their stingers. This venom can be used as an offensive weapon, to hunt for prey, but also as a defensive weapon, when defending the nest. It is this latter use that many of us have experienced on our own skins.

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