Help Save The Honeybee
As part of our ongoing efforts to help save the Honeybee members of the CPBA are willing to go out and collect swarms of Honeybees when called by the public, law enforcement, health agencies, pest control companies etc. Please call us to remove swarms of Honeybees - do not exterminate them.
It is common for people to assume that all yellow and black stinging insects are bees and that all bees are the same. Please be sure to correctly identify your pests as honey bees prior to calling.
This is what a honey bee swarm looks like. This is what we collect when it is accessible.
A swarm of bees is a cluster of bees that have landed together surrounding their queen. Bees swarm when the hive becomes over populated. It is the bees natural way of creating a new colony.
Still not 100% sure you have honey bees? Follow the links below to identifying your pest.
Honey Bees http://www.greensmiths.com/honey.htm
Digger Bees http://www.greensmiths.com/digger.htm Bald-faced Hornets http://www.greensmiths.com/baldfaced.htm
Cicada Killer http://www.greensmiths.com/cicadakiller.htm Five-banded Tiphiid Wasps http://www.greensmiths.com/fivebanded.htm
Paper Wasps http://www.greensmiths.com/paper.htm Sandhills Hornet http://www.greensmiths.com/sandhills.htm
Yellow Jacket http://www.greensmiths.com/yellow_jacket.htm
Thank you for taking the time to identify your pests before contacting us.
For swarm removal contact the Craven Cooperative Extension Center (252)633-1477 or John Savage (252)635-3209.