Honey Bees

HoneybeeHoneybees live in large “families” and are found all over the world. The honeybee is the only social insect whose colony can survive many years. That is because they huddle together and eat honey to keep themselves alive during the winter months.
Honeybees pollinate more than 100 crops in the U.S.
Their wings flap 11,000 times per minute, which is why it sounds like they are “buzzing”. Honeybees can only sting once, because their stingers are barbed and tear off when they try to get away.

Honey Bee Description 

Size: 1/2″
Shape: Oval, bee shaped
Color: Golden yellow with brown bands
Legs: 6
Wings: Yes
Antenna: Yes
Common Name: Honeybee
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Species: Apis


Honeybee Diet

Honeybees produce honey from pollen and nectar of the plants they pollinate. They store the honey in honeycombs in their nests, which they use to feed their young in colder months.

Honeybee Habitat

Honeybee nests vary in size. They typically build their nests in tree crevices, but will occasionally build nests in attics or chimneys.

Honeybee Impact

 Honeybees do sting, but they only sting once. The sting can be extremely painful if the stinger is not immediately removed from the skin. Persons allergic to insect stings will have a more severe reaction.

Honeybee Removal

* Because honeybee colonies can be extremely large and removal can be very messy, only a pest management professional or experienced beekeeper can safely remove a honeybee nest.

If you need help with a honey bee problem, first try and contact a local beekeeper from the list below to see if the bees can be captured and moved instead of destroyed. If removal is not possible by a bee keeper, contact our service center to schedule an appointment for one of our technicians to address the issue.

This list is for contact purposes only and does not warrant any endorsement from, or affiliation of the following with Johnson Pest Control, Inc.

Sevierville Area

Chase Young – 865-315-8346
John Kelley – 865-428-1272
David Walker – 865-453-1997
Steve Bowling – 865-932-1874

Chesnut Hill Area
Chase Young – 865-315-8346
Jeff Wyrosdick – 865-509-6811

Kodak Area
Chase Young – 865-315-8346
Jim Messer – 865-932-4420

Jones Cove Area
Chase Young – 865-315-8346
Jim Williams – 865-428-3713

Knoxville Area
Chase Young – 865-315-8346
Steve Bowling – 865-932-1874
Ralph Hillmer -865-584-1059

Seymour, Rockwood & S. Knoxville  – Call for information on additional service areas Dennis Barry – 865-414-2116 – Also offering honey bee nest removal
Chase Young – 865-315-8346

Tennessee
Joshua Lochmann, Southeast Bee Removal -706-851-8165

For all your  pest control needs in Knoxville, Sevierville and East Tennessee, contact Johnson Pest Control at 865-453-7587

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