Bees in all of their varieties are most often quite beneficial to nature and man. The honeybee, best known for producing sweet honey, and its distant cousin the bumblebee, are also incredibly valuable as pollinators of flowers and fruit trees.
Wasps are scavengers and predators, not pollinators. They often prey on other less beneficial insects. The Wasp family, unlike bees, do not have body hairs or specialized structures for gathering and carrying pollen.
Hornets make nests of papery material composed of chewed plant foliage and wood. The nest is often surrounded by a football-shaped paper envelope.
Wasp and bee stings can be life threatening if one is allergic to the venom. The presence of a nest in or near the home should be a cause for immediate concern and professional assistance should be sought at once.
Benefits of Honey Bees (and other pollinators)
Honey bees are essential to our food supply and our environment. Honey bees are responsible for producing food for humans – pollinating approximately 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.!
Before taking matters into your own hands, please educate yourself on the importance of Honey Bees and call a Pestechnologist for any help or information.