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There has been a lot of talk about Bee Venom Benefits, So lets take a closer look...

Bee Venom Benefits
Bee Venom Benefits

A long time ago, a very wise man told me that " A bee won't sting you unless you need it." Well, I've been stung a lot and still get stung several times a day.

Lets look at some uses of bee venom...

No, longer does one need to get stung by honey bees to get the benefits of their venom. Beekeepers are able to collect and market bee venom with out harming the bees.

Powdered bee venom is in many cosmetics today. Yet, quite expensive.

Women can plump up their lips with glosses containing bee venom. Kinda like botox with out the sting.

Bee sting therapy...
Bee Venom Benefits
Bee Venom Benefits

First, I must mention that if you are or think that you are allergic to bee venom this is not for you!

The following article is from ALTERNATIVE Daily.

Given a choice, a bee sting is something you would probably choose to avoid. Yet, a growing number of people are actually choosing to be stung by bees as an alternative form of medicine called apitherapy. But are there real benefits linked to bee venom?
 An animal study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that bee venom helps prevent arthritis in rabbits. Bee venom seems to prevent arthritis through hormones called glucocorticoids. These hormones help regulate inflammation and may even slow the progression of inflammatory arthritis.  Open found evidence that supports bee venom acupuncture as a viable treatment for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in humans. Those who used bee venom reported fewer swollen joints, tender joints and less morning stiffness than those who were given a placebo.
Destroys HIV
Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, reports Washington University’s the Source
Oh, and lets not forget cancer...

From ScienceDirect we read the following.

Associate editor: I. Kimura
Therapeutic application of anti-arthritis, pain-releasing, and anti-cancer effects of bee venom and its constituent compounds

Honey bees are natures alchemist. Propolis created by bees is proven to be anti-cancer, Propolis Antibiotic Benefits

Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Propolis Antibiotic Benefits

Beekeepers know propolis all to well. It is the glue that holds our hives together.

Sap from trees and other plants is gathered and mixed with honey bee enzymes and wax which the bees spread all over the hive. Bees also use propolis to fill gaps and cracks to better control the internal environment.

Bee will use propolis to protect their colonies from viruses, bacteria and mold. Not to mention to keep ants from stealing the hard earned honey.

Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Propolis Antibiotic Benefits

Color of propolis will vary from clear, which comes from conifers to black from oaks. There is also green and red propolis.

Using honey bee products to heal or recover a human is called Apitherapy

 Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Propolis Antibiotic Benefits
Recently, I wrote about Oral Mucositis and how propolis is used...

Lets us look at Propolis Antibiotic Benefits...

MRSA is a antibiotic resistant bacteria that will eat your flesh. Most people become infected in hospitals and all they can do is cut the limb off.

In a recent article from prohealth.com we can read about intensive research to defeat superbugs.

Strong Antibacterial Power to Fight “Superbugs”

The over-prescription of antibiotics has led to dangerous bacterial resistance, creating a class of “superbugs” that synthetic antibiotics can’t stop, including methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is especially troublesome following surgery or anytime the immune system is weakened. Fortunately, propolis can stop it. This propolis is taken from a controlled and managed bee population so the material provides consistent levels of bacteria-and-virus fighting compounds.

Where can you get the best propolis around. Become a beekeeper. If all your looking to get is high quality propolis, then beekeeping is quite simple.

You can learn more about starting beekeeping on this blog...

In upcoming post I will show you how and when to collect propolis. Also how to make your own extracts.

Pollinator decline is not just a North American phenomenon, it is a World Wide cause for alarm. Life Without Honey Bees could be our children's future.

Life Without Honey Bees
Life Without Honey Bees

Honey bees as well as other flying pollinator insects are responsible for the beauty of Planet Earth. World Wide we as loosing seventy five percent of flying insects since 2008.

Within a recent report from pri.org, shows us that flying insect populations are crashing fast.

Life Without Honey Bees
Life Without Honey Bees

Dave Goulson, professor of biology at the University of Sussex confirms scientist fears with his new study. The problem is so concerning it could lead to an ecological collapse.

Dr. Goulson also points out that these insect pollinate most of the flowers, trees and food crops on the planet.

Seeing that the rusty patched bumble bee is already considered endangered, showing we are inching closer to life without bees.

Losing flying insects would spell our doom. Life on Eatrh would be changed so dramatically that even Monosanto could not save us.

So, we absolutely need to take this seriously.

Life Without Honey Bees
Life Without Honey Bees
Life Without Honey Bees...

Out environment and our food supplies depend on honey bees, bumble bees and other pollinating insects. All food crops in America today need honey bees to produce the abundance of fruit and veggies we enjoy. Not to mention the meat and dairy products we eat every day.

There is help, IRescueBees and our associates provide live Honey Bee and Bumble Bee removals in various parts of the Nation.

We specialize in live wild bee removal and relocation with an emphasis on keep them alive.

We also provide swarm trapping services for your ranches and businesses.

Life Without Honey Bees
Life Without Honey Bees
We should not experience Life Without Honey Bees with your help we won't

When honey bees or bumble bees are in your way, call your local IRescueBees associate today...

IRescueBees is your safe and sustainable alternative to Extermination. For all your live Bee Control Eastland Tx, we are all you need.

Bee Control Eastland Tx
Bee Control Eastland Tx

call

Ben Kazyaka

(325) 201-8237

Read what our customers are saying...

Bees are a wonderful thing to have around. They keep our environment beautiful and healthy.

Of course, you should not have honey bees living in your house. Prior to live bee removal you had no choice but to exterminate.

Now, you can help our local pollinators by having them removed live and relocated. We are State Registered Beekeepers and have a safe place to keep them.

Bee Control Eastland Tx
Bee Control Eastland Tx

Using thermal imaging we can find exactly where the nest is.  Thereby minimizing the size of the hole we need to remove them.

With our 99% success rate we know you will be please with our service.

report from BBC shows what our world would be like without honey bees.

What would happen if bees went extinct?

It would mean a lot more than fewer stings and breakfast options. Maddie Moate reveals just how much we depend on bees, and how close we are to losing them...
Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops.
That’s only the start. We may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain. Which means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. Our supermarkets would have half the amount of fruit and vegetables.
It gets worse. We are losing bees at an alarming rate. Possible reasons include the loss of flower meadows, the crab-like varroa mite that feasts on their blood, climate change, and use of pesticides.
IRescueBees is here to help, one colony at a time. For all your Bee Control Eastland Tx needs call IRescueBees.

IRescueBees is your safe and sustainable alternative to extermination. Live Bee Control Sweetwater Tx call us today.

Bee Control Sweetwater Tx
Bee Control Sweetwater Tx

call

Ben Kazyaka

(325) 201-8237

We are Stated Registered Beekeepers with a 99 percent success rate. All bees are removed live and relocated to one of our apiaries, for live Bee Control Sweetwater Tx, IRescueBees is all you need.

Go ahead and read what our customers are saying...

Bee Control Sweetwater Tx
Bee Control Sweetwater Tx

Honey bees are important to have around. They pollinate your gardens and trees keeping our environment beautiful.

They spend their whole lives working for the benefit of Man. Yet, some most will have them killed, not knowing that there is a better way.

Bee Control Sweetwater Tx
Bee Control Sweetwater Tx

Using thermal imaging we can pin point exactly the location of the nest. Then, opening the cavity we capture the queen and 95 percent of the workers.

Once the comb is removed we take the colony to one of our apiaries and set them up in a new home.

Call us today.

In recent report from CNN we read about the result of the lose of honey bees. I must say that this report is only talking about managed colonies that are not subjected to the exterminators.

Bees are dying -- what can we do about it?
Thank you CNN, you can read the full report here...

Out wild bees ARE just as important. You can help by having them removed live, instead of exterminated.

IRescucbees is your safe and sustainable solution for bee control.  Bee Control Abilene Tx

For Live Bee Removal and Relocation Call

Ben Kazyaka

Owner

(325) 201-8237

Read what our customers are saying...
Bee Control Abilene Tx
Bee Control Abilene Tx

Pest control companies that claim to provide bee removal services kill the bees and then remove the hive. Claiming that all the bees in Abilene are killer bees and they have no value.

Excerpt from Truly Nolan website...
 "Most feral bee colonies in the southern United States are of the Africanized variety. Eradication of a bee colony is recommended for several reasons. This variety serves no useful purpose." Truly Nolan

Really? Tell me Mr. Nolan what is pollinating the flowers and trees in Abilene.

That statement is absurd, meant to scare the public into having the bees killed. IRescueBees has removed hundreds of feral colonies for many years in Abilene and have only encountered two killer bee colonies.

Conservatively speaking, that is less than half a percent. Meaning exterminators are killing ninety-nine percent of honey bee colonies just to get that one percent of African colonies.

Bee Control Abilene Tx
Bee Control Abilene Tx

Check out this article from the Statesman read the full story here.

City looks to promote bee colony removal, not destruction
 

 AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

11:18 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011  Local News
But with the number of bees declining in Austin and across the country at alarming rates, Martinez now views bees differently.
"In some cases, (destroying the bees) is the only way, but in many and most cases, if you have a trained beekeeper and a trapper, the situation can be mitigated without harm, and the bees can be removed and put in a place where they can pollinate and create honey," Martinez said.

IRescueBees would like to thank the Statesman for this story. Read the full reports

Why do bees attack...

To protect the hive. Even docile honey bees will attack if you let them live in your house or shed for years before having them removed.

When honey bees decide to move in with you, call IRescuebees right away. Leaving them because they are not bothering anything is just a un-safe choice.

Are the bees really in decline...

This study by Save On Energy. Read the full report. Only shows the decline of managed colonies and not wild bee colonies.

Bee Control Abilene Tx
Bee Control Abilene Tx

The honeybee population has been in steady decline for years, and since 2015, their population has been declining at an even more alarming rate.

Between January and March 2015, nearly half of the honeybee population in Ohio was lost due to potentially 60 different factors, and more than a third of the honeybees in Illinois died. Between April and June 2015, between 2 percent and 19 percent of the honeybee populations across the entire U.S. died. During the summer months, nearly a third of the honeybees in Arkansas died, and between October and the end of December, 40 percent of the honeybees in Kansas had perished.

Being State Registered Beekeepers we safely remove and relocate all bees live. Relocate means we put them in hives and take care of them.

Since, we removed honey bees from our community, all honey they produce is donated to Texas charities. You can't do that if you kill the bees.

Bee Control Abilene Tx    Call the real bee removers IRescueBees.

Well this is a start, Could African Honeybees Mitigate World Declines.

Could African Honeybees Mitigate World Declines
Could African Honeybees Mitigate World Declines

Although, we do not need to go to Africa to study beekeeping of native honey bees. We can do that in the states with the survivor stock that has taken over the south.

Survivor stock, otherwise known as wild honey bees. In the south the exterminators call them African honey bees.

Could African Honeybees Mitigate World Declines
Could African Honeybees Mitigate World Declines

These bees. survivor stock that are being exterminated across the south have excellent hygienic behavior. Making them for the most part disease resistant.

In a report by CNN they talk about studying non european honey bees to get a handle on Colony Collapse Disorder.

How African honey bees can help mitigate a world crisis

(CNN)Managed honeybee population stocks are declining in many countries, worrying scientists, the public and politicians. This decline affects us all, as it poses a risk to food security.
In the last decade, many studies focused on honeybee health to identify the causes of unusually high colony losses. Most of this work has been performed in Europe and North America where bees are exploited in large scale commercial operations. Scientists observe interactions of many factors affecting honeybee health.
Scientists and beekeepers will first need to understand the reasons for deaths amongst bees before they can adjust their practices to ensure the stocks' survival.
Honeybee health status or even basic data of population sizes in the wild before the modern beekeeping area is unknown. We lack important information to evaluate the severity of the current problem. Understanding how bees deal with pests, pathogens and other environmental factors in Africa, where beekeeping has not been as intrusive, could help scientists understand more about why the bees of Europe and North America struggle.

You can read the full story at CNN

Could African Honeybees Mitigate World Declines, I would say YES.

Despite the 2014-2015 drop in managed colony loses the Honey Bee Crisis Far From Over

Honey Bee Crisis Far From Over
Honey Bee Crisis Far From Over

With the recent report from Southwest FarmPress showing a small drop in managed colony loses, nothing is said about our wild honey bee population.

IRescueBees and our associates specialize in wild honey bee removal and relocation. When you need professional help with honey bees and bumbles bees we can help.

As you read the report keep in mind that their numbers come from managed colonies. But, their is a large wild honey bee population that needs to be addressed.

Honey Bee Crisis Far From Over
Honey Bee Crisis Far From Over

Wild honey bees support our local environment by pollinating urban and rural areas where there are no beekeepers. With out these pollinators our cities and countryside would be barren, void of flowers.

These bees are subject to all the disease and pesticides that managed colonies are and more. The biggest threat to out wild honey bees is the EXTERMINATOR.

Yes, I said it. The exterminator is the only thing that managed honey bee colonies are protected from.

With that said lets get to the report from Southwest FarmPress

What's all the buzz about? Honey bee decline slows, but demand remains high

Honey bees and agriculture have a symbiotic relationship. Universities and nonprofits are conducting research to combat honeybee decline worldwide...

Lets debunk some myths and address our Unfounded Fear Killer Bees

Unfounded Fear Killer Bees
Unfounded Fear Killer Bees

I have been telling people for years that Killer bees is just a marketing tool for the Pest Control Companies. In fact exterminating honey bees is a half a billion dollar and year business.

Articles are written with only part of the story. Like, Two horses killed by angry swarm of killer bees. When the other side of the story  is that the exterminator did his job wrong and got the horses killed.

Or how about, L.A. neighborhood under attack by swarms of killer bees. What is not reported is that the owner of the tree the bees were in tried to save a buck by spraying the hive with wasp and hornet spray.

Unfounded Fear Killer Bees
Unfounded Fear Killer Bees

All bees will protect their nest, including Bumble Bees. A swarm of bees has on hive to protect and therefore will not attack.

Even a swarm of killer bees are very calm when in swarm mode. It is when the nest is disturbed that trouble can start. This is true with any stinging insect.

Well I came across an report from Newsday read the full story.

Bees are not out to kill

Unveiling the myth of Africanised Part II
So why are people really afraid of Africanised bees? One reason is their predisposition to swarming. Many people have the misconception that swarming is how bees attack. Swarming is in fact the means by which bees find a suitable site for their colony. Workers scout for a suitable location, and when one is found, the queen along with 60 percent of the workers leave the colony to take up residence and establish a colony at the new site. The workers that are left behind care for the developing queen who will then lead their colony. So that swarming is actually good for beekeepers (once it can be controlled) as it creates more colonies and increases the honey production of the apiary.
However, the term “killer bees” is misleading since just as with European bees, Africanised honey bees are not out to kill but defend their colonies. Swarming bees are not aggressive as they have no colony to defend. They are also not physically able to sting since they have engorged themselves with honey in order to make the trip and found the new colony.

IrescueBee would like to thank Newsday for this report

IRescuebees and our associates are seasoned professional not a bunch of hobbyist. We can handle any bee situation safely and we do not run away.

For the best bee removal experts in the country see our service area page. We also remove and relocate Bumble Bees.

Lets stop this Unfounded Fear Killer Bees I mean really it just lines the pockets of the exterminators.

This approach is one that I think all cities should take. Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction

Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction
Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction

Before we get into the article published in 2011 by the Statesman an Austin paper, we should look at the REPORTED bee decline numbers. Estimated colony losses are currently at thirty percent a year.

Where do these numbers come from...

USDA colony loss estimates are gathered from insurance companies that paid colony loss claims. Which means, that their numbers were gathered from commercial beekeepers that insure their hives.

Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction
Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction

These losses are attributed to Honey bee diseases and pesticide use.

Yes, commercial beekeepers are able to make up their losses, but at a cost. Meaning, they need to charge more for pollinating crops that the farmer passes on to the consumer.

Therefore, the reported loss percentage you see in the news is not a true accounting of honey bee colony losses. Totally underestimate.

What do you mean Ben...

IRescueBees and our associates specialize in wild honey bee removals. This gives us first hand understanding of the wild honey bee population.

In need of bee removal services go here.
Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction
Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction

Now, we know that thirty percent of managed colonies die every year and the beekeepers of those colonies are able to make up there losses. Not so with the wild honey bee populations.

Wild Honey Bees are affected by the same diseases and pesticides that kill managed colonies. Yet, there is no beekeeper to make up the losses, or even treat them to keep them healthy.

This fact alone changes the loss percentage to at least sixty percent. There is one other factor killing the wild honey bee population that does not kill managed colonies.

EXTERMINATORS, the one thing that managed colonies protected from.

Lets use Abilene Tx for this example...

According to census, Abilene Tx has a population of 122,225 and growing. In the phone book under the heading BEE REMOVAL, there are six exterminator listed that DO NOT remove and relocated live wild honey bees.

I heard one of them proudly say that he was killing five to seven colonies a week. At five colonies killed a week that equals two hundred sixty colonies a year. Times that by six honey bee killing exterminators ( that we know of ) that equals one thousand five hundred sixty pr year killed in Abilene Texas alone.

Now, lets multiply that by two thousand cities with the same or higher population and we come up with over three million colonies killed every year by exterminators.

Mind you these are wild bee colonies not managed. There is no one to make up these losses.

When Cities and States lose their wild bee population they will need to pay a commercial beekeeper to pollinate their environment and citizen gardens. By the way, hive rental is currently two hundred fifty dollars each. That is for just one season that is only two or so weeks long.

Lets look at a few headlines...

From Newsweek oct 19 2017 read the full story 

 FLYING INSECT NUMBERS FALL BY 75 PERCENT: WE ARE CREATING A 'PROFOUNDLY IMPOVERISHED WORLD'

Insects form the basis of many ecosystems, providing food for around 60 percent of bird species and playing a crucial role in pollinating wild plants. A decline in their numbers has the potential to cause huge disruption to the food chain—the valued of the “ecosystem services” provided by wild insects is estimated to be $57 billion annually in the U.S. alone.
Understanding insect numbers and the reasons behind changes to them is therefore vital to ensuring food security..

From LOGISTICS VIEWPOINTS  we read

The Latest Buzz on Bees and the Supply Chain

The UN has been collecting data on “pollinators” over the last few years. And while there are a number of both invertebrate (bees, butterflies, other insects) and vertebrate pollinators (birds), bees make up the lion’s share of this category. In fact, bees account for approximately 80 percent of all pollination worldwide, and a single colony can pollinate up to 300 million flowers each day. While most grains are pollinated by the wind, 70 of the top 100 food crops consumed by humans worldwide are pollinated by bees. It is estimated that one out of every three bites of food consumed by humans was pollinated by bees.
Unfortunately, according to the UN’s research, the number of pollinators is shrinking. It says that two out of five species of invertebrate pollinators now face extinction, and one in six of the vertebrate pollinators do as well. There are conflicting ideas as to what exactly is killing off the bee population. Some people blame the increased use of insecticides, which are not selective in what insects they kill. Others blame climate change or increased disease for the decline in the bee population. Another theory looks at deforestation and habitat loss as the primary driver behind the population decline. Whatever the reason, the only thing that matters is that the population is declining, and the food supply chain will feel the impact.

Where do the wild honey bee colonies come from, nobody knows or cares..

Now, for the Statesman article.. Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction
with the number of bees declining in Austin and across the country at alarming rates, Martinez now views bees differently.
He would like the city to emphasize the removal, not destruction, of unwanted colonies, while ensuring public health and safety. The City Council is likely to ask City Manager Marc Ott today to identify laws that may contribute to the decline of bee colonies and draft changes that protect those colonies.
The city manager would report back to the council within 45 days, and the council would approve any new ordinances.
"In some cases, (destroying the bees) is the only way, but in many and most cases, if you have a trained beekeeper and a trapper, the situation can be mitigated without harm, and the bees can be removed and put in a place where they can pollinate and create honey," Martinez said.

Read the full story from the Statesman here.

Yes, Austin Looks To Promote Bee Removal Not Destruction we can get behind it...