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Honey Bees

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” - Albert Einstein

We do not exterminate honey bees. In some cases, we may be able to refer you to a bee keeper but cannot guarantee they will take a wild swarm. If you have concerns about honey bees swarming on your property, it is a phenomenon that can last for a few hours and up to a few days. Although it is an inconvenience, simply avoid the area and they will move on.

Apis mellifera Family Apidae

Photo courtesy of Timothy Haley, USDA Forest Service,

The honey bee is distinguished by its golden color with black bands on the abdomen and oval pollen baskets on the hind legs. Colonies can contain tens of thousands of bees and last for many years.

Articles About Honey Bees

Scientists Work to Solve the Mystery of Dying Honey Bees

It's Time to Save the Bees and Ban Neonic Pesticides

If the Bees Disappear We'll All Be Stung

Reading Guide - Keeping the Bees

Save the Bees and Butterflies

Bees, Bath and Beyond

For the love of Bees and Butterflies

How to Stop Killing Bees 

Create a Bee-Friendly Garden