Bees & Wasps
No one likes the feeling of being stung by a bee, hornet or wasp, and it’s even worse when one is allergic. If you see a nest starting and need help, contact Birch Fumigators. We offer bee and wasp removal in Edmonton to help prevent the likelihood of being stung. Battling an infestation of bees and wasps? Learn about their characteristics with these facts:
There are 3 kinds of bees: queen, worker and drones.
All the workers in a hive are female.
Male bees are the drones, and do not have a stinger.
The bees use their honeycomb cells to raise their babies in, and to store nectar, honey, pollen and water.
Unlike bees, wasps do not produce honey.
Wasps will turn to garbage and other waste when insects are minimal.
Only females have stingers, and their duty is to protect the hive.
Some species of bees and wasps create hives below ground as well as above. If you see them entering/existing from the ground, there is likely a nest below.
Don’t wait. Near the end of summer, wasps switch to collecting carbohydrates, which can make them far more aggressive.