Monthly Archives: September 2010

Honey Bee Queen Management Techniques

It’s common procedure for beekeepers to improve their colonies by requeening colonies that aren’t performing well. One of the common desirable features a beekeeper looks for in the queen’s offspring are –  gentleness, good collectors of honey or pollen, illness … Continue reading

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Ground-Nesting Bees and Wasps

In most situations it is best not to eliminate ground-nesting bees and wasps since they are valuable in agricultural production by either pollinating many different plants or serving as useful predators in controlling harmful pests. Nonetheless, when nests are located … Continue reading

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European Hornet Control Measures

European hornets, when not in direct competition with humans for space and resources, are very beneficial by destroying harmful insect pests. Do not control these hornets unless necessary. They’re mainly a forest species, having few contacts with humans and present … Continue reading

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European Hornets

The European hornet is among the biggest of hornets.  Even though beneficial since it feeds on  insects including grasshoppers, caterpillars, flies and even yellowjackets, the European hornet has the ability to fly at night and also sting repeatedly in defense … Continue reading

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Cicada Killer Wasp –  Control Measures

Occasionally, homeowners, especially in southern and southwestern Ohio become flustered in trying to eliminate nuisance, massive populations from lawns. Cicada Killer Wasps usually arrive the last week in July and are gone by the second week of August. Wasps may … Continue reading

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Cicada Killer Wasps

Although female Cicada Killer Wasps rarely sting unless disturbed, homeowners may become alarmed or scared because of their very large size (almost two inches) and foraging habits in unwanted areas. These solitary wasps may become a nuisance when they dig … Continue reading

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees at times become a annoyance outdoors whenever they fly rather erratically (hover) round the heads of individuals , creating worry. Property owners complain not only about the hostile characteristics, but about the round holes bored into wood trim … Continue reading

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Bee and Wasp Sting  Remedy

Normal Reaction Sting Treatment For stings causing itch, irritation, redness and swelling at the sting site, the following can  be useful – &#149 Ice &#149 Baking Soda &#149 Meat Tenderizer –  for individuals  not allergic to bee stings. Use any … Continue reading

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Bee and Wasp Sting Prevention

Individuals, especially sensitive to stings, really should practice some easy measures in order to avoid being stung. Bee and Wasp Sting Avoidance When Outside Spray any deck, picnic and trash areas using permethrin (Astro, Dragnet, Flee, Permanone, Prelude, Torpedo) or … Continue reading

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Bee and Wasp Stings

It’s estimated that between one and two million people  in the United States are severely allergic to stinging insect venom. Annually 90 to 100 deaths from sting reactions are reported, but many more deaths could  be occurring, mistakenly diagnosed as … Continue reading

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