Honey Bee

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Apis mellifera

How to Identify an 

Honey Bee

Honey bees are small (up to 1/2 inch long), brown, and have a black band on their abdomen. They are most easily identified by their small size and their black band.

Where do they come from?

Honey bees are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near flowers or other sources of food. Honey bees can also be brought into your home on food or garbage.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of honey bees is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

Honey bees are yellow and black in color
Honey bees are also very hairy
Honey bees are social insects

Where do they live?

Honey bee’s are social, have perennial colony that survive the winter and can occasional swarm.


Apis mellifera



Pollen, nectar and honey

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