Tag: bees

Difference between Wasp and Bee Body Structures

One way to tell the difference between bees and hornets, yellow jackets and other wasps is appearance. Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets have a slender body that narrows at the waist area. They look like they are shiny and have a smooth body surface. Bees on the other hand are "plumper" than wasps.... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Cold Weather Impact on Wasps and Bees

In the cooler fall months wasps will change their focus from insects and other protein sources to carbohydrates. If you have ever gone to your kid's soccer games in the autumn you have undoubtedly noticed yellow jackets flying about, landing on soda cans and in garbage receptacles. They are looking... more
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Autumn Yellow Jackets

Autumn is the season that yellow jacket workers become quite aggressive. At the Labor Day picnic yellow jackets battle for hamburgers or barbecued chicken to feed the developing queens back at the hive. Yellow jackets also are common around sweets such as fallen fruit or open cans of soft drinks.... more
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How to Deal with Carpenter Bees | Bug Tip Tuesday

Fill Abandoned Holes: When carpenter bees emerge in spring and again in fall, fill holes with a bit of steel wool, a wad of aluminum foil, a dowel and wood glue, or even caulk. After filling the holes completely, paint over them. Treat Active Holes: If the holes are still active, you may... more
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Bee sting

Overview Bee stings are a common outdoor nuisance. In most cases, bee stings are just annoying, and home treatment is all that's necessary to ease the pain of bee stings. But if you're allergic to bee stings or you get stung numerous times, you may have a more-serious reaction that requires... more
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Bees are not native to North America

It seems to have originated in eastern tropical Africa and spread from there to Europe and eastwards into Asia to the Tien Shan range. It is variously called the European, western or common honey bee in different parts of the world. Although not native to North America, bees are found in every... more
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Interesting facts about bees

Bees are flying insects that belong to the Apidae Family. There are about 20,000 known species of bees. There are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees have a three-part body (head, thorax,... more
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These brightly colored wasps – Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are one of the most troublesome insects known to man. These brightly colored wasps possess a fiery sting and bite seemingly out of proportion to their size. Aggressive: yellow jackets are more aggressive than other stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, mud daubers or... more
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10 Pest Control Tips to Keep Pests Away This Summer | Bug Tip Tuesday

Nothing ruins a picnic like a line of ants. Nothing ruins a barbecue like a swarm of mosquitoes. And nothing ruins a morning like spotting a spider, cockroach, or mouse somewhere in your house. Keep bugs and critters away from your home and yard this summer with these 10 best pest control... more
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Yellow Jackets, Wasps & Bees A Threat in Late Summer & Fall

The late summer and early fall are popular times to spend outdoors at barbecues or completing home maintenance projects. It is also the season that stinging insects - including yellow jackets, wasps and bees are most active and aggressive, leading to an increased number of stings. The National... more
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