bee removal miamiAt Monster Pest Control, we intend to make you feel secure by protecting your home or business from bees. We are licensed, certified, responsible and specialists in bee removal in Miami.

South Florida is home to many essential bees that our vital to crops and our environment. Unfortunately, many bees like to make their nests in your home, outside the home, in your yard, on your tree and ultimately be dangerous to you, your family, and pets. Bees will attack when they feel threatened, and can be deadly to those allergic to their venom. Here at Monster Pest Control, we offer a couple of different services to help get rid of bees with Natural Pest Control methods, Live bee removals, along with bee hive removal in Miami.

Places Bees Love to Nest 

  • bee hive removal miamiabandoned vehicles
  • beehive removal miamiold tires
  • trees
  • garages
  • outbuildings
  • sheds
  • walls
  • chimneys
  • crawl spaces under houses or buildings
  • empty containers
  • places with holes
  • fences
  • lumber piles
  • manholes
  • water meters
  • utility infrastructures

Africanized bees:

African honey bees were brought to Brazil in the 1950’s for testing as possible alternatives to the gentle European honey bee because of

their reputation of being hardy in tropical environments. Some were accidentally released, and then spread throughout South and Central America, and Mexico.

The African honey bee defends its nest far more intensely than does the European honey bee. The African honey bee responds quickly to disturbances by people or animals, sometimes in excess of 50 feet from the nest. African honey bees can chase a human or animal up to a mile or more. Their defensive behavior is an evolutionary response to their many biological competitors, including honey badgers, bee eaters, and even humans, in their native range.

The physical differences between African and European bees cannot be seen by the unaided eye. African bee identification in Florida is done at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services (FDACS) apiary lab by morphometric analysis using a microscope and computerized analysis tools.

Carpenter Bees:

carpenter bee removal miamiCarpenter bees get their name from their ability to drill through wood and nest in it. Their drilling will create a nearly perfect hole approximately 1/2 inch in diameter. You will see round holes and a coarse sawdust-like substance called frass underneath the holes. The holes are perfectly round and are about 3/8 inch in diameter. You may find old holes near the newer ones. Old nests can be used year after year by the carpenter bee.Their holes are usually located on the underside of any wood surface including siding, soffits, overhangs, decks, fence posts, fascia boards and window frames.

Carpenter Bees are insects that overwinter in wood nests. They come out in the spring and mate. The females lay their eggs in excavated tunnels called galleries. Since Carpenter Bees pollinate, they provide the baby carpenter bees with a ball of pollen

During the spring, the males seek out the females, hovering around females that found some unfinished wood, such as under eaves, railings, etc. The males are territorial and will confront you if you enter their territory, but they are incapable of stinging. Females have a stinger, but are very docile. Females will nest in a all types of wood, but prefer weathered and unpainted wood.

Male carpenter bees tend to be territorial and can buzz around you if you approach closely, sometimes hovering a short distance in front of your face or buzzing around your head. Since males have no stinger, these actions are just for show and intimidation.

The female bee can squeeze through incredibly tiny places to bore into untreated wood

Honey Bees:

honey bee removal miamiThere are three members of a honey bee colony:

  1. Queen – mother to all the bees in the colony; she is a fertile female.
  2. Worker – an infertile female that performs the labor tasks of the colony, including feed preparation, guarding the hive, feeding the queens, drones and brood, and heating and cooling the hive.
  3. Drone – the male that starts out as an unfertilized egg.  Its only purpose in the colony is to mate with a virgin queen.  They live to mate with the queen, but not more than one in thousand get the opportunity to mate.

On average, a worker bee in the summer lasts six to eight weeks.  Their most common cause of death is wearing their wings out.  During that six to eight-week period, their average honey production is 1/12 of a teaspoon.  In that short lifetime, they fly the equivalent of 1 1/2 times the circumference of the earth.

The peak population of a colony of honeybees is usually at mid-summer (after spring buildup) and results in 60,000 to 80,000 bees per colony.  A good, prolific queen can lay up to 3,000 eggs per day.

Contact us at 786-488-7235 for a FREE Quote from the Miami Bee Removal Experts! Our exterminator will provide you with informative procedures to better understand our Miami bees.