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Killer Bees Dallas TX, what a load of crap. Look, i'm gonna tell you why and how to tell if Bees are killer bees.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

My name is Ben, Owner of IRescueBees, and a full time professional Honey Bee extractor. I just recently received an article about Killer Bees in a Allen TX home.

First thing I should let you know is that killer bees in our part of Texas build their nest UNDERGROUND, not in walls, soffits, or under your shed, but UNDERGROUND.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

Killer bees have a small winter cluster, a winter cluster is when the bees gather together to keep warm. Bee with large winter clusters will build their nest above ground because they can make it through the winter, and are not killer bees.

Bee with a small winter cluster build their nest UNDERGROUND because our winters are to cold, and they would not survive.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

Any professional Bee removal expert worth his weight in salt will tell you the same thing. These facts are well known in our Business.

Look, I am in the business of bee removals, I can tell you if the guy you hire wants to start in the afternoon run him off, he will neither remove them live let alone relocate them.

I can only do one cutout a day because I must get them out live and then drive them to my apiary and rehive them. This takes a lot of time and effort.

Yet, not everyone in the bee extraction business wants to take the time to save the Bees, when they can call them KILLER BEES and make a bigger profit killing them.

Dallas, their is no need to fear about the so called Killer Bees

In fact, our wild can mitigate worldwide Honey Bee declines.

Killer Bees Dallas TX
Killer Bees Dallas TX

Listen, when you hire a bee removal expert to save your bees, ask him for his TAIS number, if he don't have one run him off. Also, If your bee removal expert suggest killing them, run him off too.

It just chaps my ass when I hear of a so called professional telling folks that they have killer bees, and they should bee killed.

Killer Bees Dallas TX, what a load of BS

Bayer to Save the Bees, Bayer announces a half a million dollars in grants to "FEED A BEE". Sounds pretty great, right?

Bayer to Save the Bees
Bayer to Save the Bees

Since it's founding in 1863, the Bayer group has recently become three subgroups. Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer materialsceince.

Bayer has been around for two world wars. Well, on March 9, 2018 the news was released through wraltechwire.com Bayer to Save the Bees using a five hundred thousand dollar FEED A BEE grant program.
Bayer to Save the Bees
Bayer to Save the Bees

These grants have funded FEED A BEE programs in thirty nine States and hopes to cover all fifty States this year. The goal is to find answers to the decline in Honey Bee populations cause by Varroa mite and OTHER FACTORS. Hmm.

Varroa Destructor
Bayer to Save the Bees
Bayer to Save the Bees
This little bug Varroa Destructor has cause many of Beekeeper sorrows. A Honey Bee blood sucking parasite can wipe out entire apiaries in a short amount of time.
Beekeepers throw all types pharmaceuticals in a attempt to save their bees. But, these do not work, and now Lithium is being used.
The simple fact is the so called killer bee, ( by the way, only 100 Americans are killed by bees every year) holds the key to saving Honey Bees from Varroa.
So what are the OTHER FACTORS...
A twenty year study has Scientist alarmed.

Dr. Goulson a professor at the University of Sussex went to the fields of Germany to research flying insect decline. His findings are at the least, concerning.

His study shows that seventy five percent of all flying insect populations have vanished since 1989. The cause is stated by Dr. Goulson as the massive use of pesticides.

Bayer manufactures pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.

Bayer to Save the Bees
Bayer to Save the Bees

Bayer knows it screwed up, yet their feed a bee program makes them look like they care. Bayer to Save the Bees. Really?

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This post is a work in progress. Showing you Honey Bee Swarm Removal Abilene Tx 2018. My name is Ben and these are the swarms I removed and relocated for the year 2018.

(325) 201-8237

Honey Bee Swarm Removal Abilene Tx 2018
Honey Bee Swarm Removal Abilene Tx 2018

I am a registered TEXAS beekeeper providing Live Bee Removal for Abilene Tx, Sweetwater  Tx, Brownwood Tx, Eastland Tx and all points in between. All bee removed will be relocated to one of my apiaries in the Big Country.

Honey Bee Swarm Removal Abilene Tx 2018

This is the first Swarm removal if 2018. Feb. 26 2018 I got a call from Steve Walton at Lawrence Hall Mazda in Abilene Tx.

He said, they weren't here this morning now their stuck to one of are vehicles. They looked quite nice with a metallic green background.

Honey Bee Swarm Removal Abilene Tx 2018
Honey Bee Swarm Removal Abilene Tx 2018

Our world has become a playground for drug resistant superbugs. Now science has turned to HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited.

HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited
HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited

I am not just talking about any Honey, but raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized Honey. Raw Honey still contains bits of propolis, pollen and traces of royal jelly suspended in it.

Honey Bees travel many miles in search of blooms to extract the sweet nectar from. They carry their bounty back to the nest and process it into honey.

HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited
HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited

Nectar is rich in plant source enzymes and other healthy constituents. Honey Bees will mix in their enzymes and place the concoction into specialized cells and the excess moisture is evaporated off.

Honey along with other Bee products have been used as medicine from antiquity. In fact, products of the hive were medicine then.

HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited
HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited

Yet, all that was forsaken for petrochemical pharmceutical drugs. Which has led us to drug resistant superbugs.

Lets take MRSA as a example.

MRSA, found mostly in hospitals eats away the flesh of unsuspecting patients. Turning to Doctors for help they become infected with this horrendous infection.

National Geographic News did a story on how Honey was being used to slow MRSA infections and aid in the killing of the bacteria.

Honey is commonly used in medical practices as a antibacterial agent, anti inflammatory and anti oxidant. Honey contains many enzymes such as oxidase peroxide, catalase, amylase and phosphorylase along with trace vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Clinical trails of Honey have shown promise as a anti depressant. As well as other physiological maladies due to honey containing gluamic acid, aspartic acid and proline.

You should read the study by Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences published on Science Direct for a much deeper look into HONEY An Ancient Remedy Revisited.

 

 

Lyme Disease Infections have become epidemic in recent years. Traditional treatments don't seem to be effective. Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers a new study suggests just that.

Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers
Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers

People that are commonly infected with Lyme disease spend time outdoors. Activities that increase risk of infection include playing in grass or woods, hiking and camping.

Of course you shouldn't let Lyme stop you from being outdoors. Lyme is preventable, it is said that the tick must be on you for 24 to 48 hours in order to transmit Lyme infection.

Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers
Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers

Antibiotics are quickly becoming an ineffective treatment and Lyme builds resistance to treatment. Lyme symptoms is a life long tragedy for those infected.

Symptoms of Lyme infection include brain fog, drooping face, muscle and joint pain, poor sleep, mood swings and depression. These symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer.

Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers
Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers

A recent study suggest that mellitin/bee venom may relieve these symptoms. This study comes from Lyme Disease Research Group, University of New Haven, West Haven CT.

You can read the full study and mdpi.com

This study basically shows that most antibiotics used in the treatment of Lyme helps a little, but does not help with the recent antibiotic resistance straim/

In fact the study shows that Bee Venom had significant effects on the tested forms of the disease.

Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers
Could Bee Venom Relieve Lyme Disease Sufferers

Bee venom has been used as a antimicrobial and antibiotic for over 6000 years. It's use as medicine is well documented and the Lyme Disease Research Group decided to put it to the test.

Again, you can read the full study at mdpi.com

Throughout my years studying Honey Bees, studies like these still amaze me. To think that such a small insect could provide health and healing in our high tech world.

Talk about the canary in the coal mine, scientist are using Honey bees to gather data on our climate. NASA Biologist Measuring Climate Change With Honey Bees has been going on since 2009.

NASA Biologist Measuring Climate Change With Honey Bees
NASA Biologist Measuring Climate Change With Honey Bees

The weather chaos in 2017 was a roller coaster ride for sure. Extended droughts in the west followed by massive wildfires, Houston and Florida hurricanes followed up with heavy snow in the north not to mention Florida's winter storms will affect those areas honey bee populations.

NASA Biologist Measuring Climate Change With Honey Bees
NASA Biologist Measuring Climate Change With Honey Bees

As of today it is unseasonably warm in Texas for Feb. This early winter warming will have it's effect on Honey Bee colonies.

When temps get to 50 Honey Bees begin to fly look for food. When they can not find it they eat their stores and the brood patch is not increased.

As a matter of fact, my associates in the south experienced low wild Honey Bee populations along with smaller than average honey stores. This is the way it was for the 2017 bee removal season.

I wanted to attribute the slow year to Zika spraying, but i'm not so sure now. In a article put out by Texas A&M extension service we read of Dr. Wayne Esaias. Read the full report at the link above.

Dr. Wayne Esaias a NASA biologist began beekeeping in 1992. It was easy for him at first but within a few years he began to experience colony losses.
Nation wide beekeepers lose about 33% of their colonies each year. And every beekeeper/scientist wants to know why.
We in the industry have found that their many factors to this enigma. From bee diseases and parasitic mites to habitat loss and AG chemicals.
Yet, now we can add climate chaos to the picture. It just seems that we are the ones that are causing all this.
Want to learn more about Dr. Wayne Esasia the NASA Biologist Measuring Climate Change With Honey Bees go to the following link.

Texas A&M Extension

 

Recent studies show that Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants. Whether you live in the city or the country, Today's environment would fail to produce without them.

Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants
Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants

You can't get stunning colors like that with out Honey Bees. Yet, some scientist say we do not need Honey Bees to maintain today's ecosystem.

There just is not enough native Bees to do the job we need done. Let's take San Diego for example.

This is what San Diego looked like early in its settling. A barren wasteland without any Bees, native or honey.

Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants
Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants

Covered in mostly grasses, Oaks and the occasional cactus San Diego had not much to desire, well except the coastline. Of course just about anything would grow there, San Diego had fertile ground and the perfect amount of rain.

As more people moved in they began some AG and they brought Honey Bees with them. The whole area changed as if overnight.

Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants
Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants

In a recent report published by Sciencedaily.com ( read the full report )

The following is my summary of a study from the University of California dated Jan. 10, 2018.
A study of our natural ecosystem, mainly conducted by biologist proves the global importance of Honey Bees. Noting that globally there are over ten thousand other pollinator species.
With all these other pollinators the Honey Bee is the work force of the Planet, pollinating more non agricultural plants than any other pollinator.
Keng-Lou James Hung, lead the study as a graduate of UC San Diego pronounces  Honey Bees the most successful pollinator on Earth.

Thank you Science Daily. Please read the full report.

Yes, the Honey Bees Still The Best Pollinator For Both Crops And Wild Plants...

It looks like Florida is just getting hammered. First Irma and now the Florida Winter Storms Could Reduce Honey Production This Year.

Florida Winter Storms Could Reduce Honey Production This Year
Florida Winter Storms Could Reduce Honey Production This Year

It seems as though Climate Chaos is just hammer Florida's Beekeepers and Citrus growers. Both work together to bring us tasty tropical fruits.

Florida is the worlds second producer of Honey next to Brazil. With annul production of 27 million pounds Honey, beekeepers are extremely busy.

In 2017 Hurricane Irma washed across Florida, with her high winds and torrential rains Florida lost 50 to 70 percent of south Florida citrus corps. CNBC report. Read the full report.

Florida Winter Storms Could Reduce Honey Production This Year
Hurricane Irma
Still awaiting official reports, AG damages is expected to reach 100 million dollars.
 Irma not only devastated South Florida Citrus groves she took her toll on sugar  cane, tomatoes and strawberries.

Citrus and strawberries are important honey crops for Florida's Beekeepers. Irma also flooded many apiaries at the same time, leaving Beekeepers scrambling to save their colonies.

Besides having to deal with the effects of Irma, Florida's growers and Beekeepers now have climate chaos winter storms. Pretty much these winter storms are a knock out blow to the region.

Read the full report of these winter from CNBC...
Wednesday's high winds and heavy snow pounds Florida, the first time in thirty years. Rick Scott Florida's governor declared a state of emergency.
First Irma and now heavy snow and ice is pretty much a knockout blow to Florida's agriculture. It is becoming hard to survive as America's number citrus juice producer.
The U.S. Dept of AG said Florida can expect to harvest 46 million boxes of fruit this year. That will go down as the smallest crop in Florida's history since 1945.

 This will only lead to Florida's Beekeepers smallest honey crop. Climate Chaos is real, let us hope that the Great State of Florida can catch a break.

 

Texas winters have become shorter and warmer in the last fifteen years. Warmer Texas Winters Bad for Honey Bees here is why.

Warmer Texas Winters Bad for Honey Bees
Warmer Texas Winters Bad for Honey Bees

You would think that the warmer the winter the better for Honey bees. They would be able to get out and forage earlier.

Not so in West Central Texas. Most of our early forage for bees will not be in bloom.

The first to bloom around here is the wild plum tree, with warmer winters this plant will not get the chill hours needed to bloom. Along with other fruit trees chill hours are needed to produce blooms.

Honey Bees come out at 50 degrees to forage, no blooms means no nectar to gather. This means the Honey Bees must use their stored food to feed themselves and their young.

Warmer Texas Winters Bad for Honey Bees
Warmer Texas Winters Bad for Honey Bees

On Dec. 25 2017 the Press Hearld reported on this same topic. Read the full report.

Warmer Texas Winters Bad for Honey Bees.
Commercial beekeepers have lost 44% of their colonies during the 2016 - 2017 season. Losses are many fold from Honey Bees diseases and parasites to massive pesticides, fungicides and habitat losses.
Now, we can add warmer winters to the mix that has already taken it's toll on our pollinators. Reports out of South-Central Texas are claiming that honeybees are becoming active in January.
When Honey Bees forage for carbs and cannot find them Honey Bees will eat their stores wearing their bodies out and dying faster, according to Texas A&M Agrilife extension publication.
Everything is pointing to a warmer than normal winter. We are not having long periods of cold weather.
Currently within the beekeeping industry we will not be able to keep up with demand.

Many my think that having enough Honey Bees is important, that thought will change when the shelves are empty.

Your local Beekeeper is Where To Buy Bee Pollen. It's simple, your local beekeeper will provide Bee Pollen form your environment.

Where To Buy Bee Pollen
Where To Buy Bee Pollen. 

Simple, your source is your local Beekeeper. They know exactly where your Bee Pollen comes from.

Gathered by Honey Bees, Bee Pollen is mixed with enzymes and honey to feed there young. 

Bee Pollen is loaded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Being packed with anti oxidants, Phenols and enzymes who wouldn't want to eat it.

But beware, some Bee Pollen is full of heavy metals and pesticides. The only way to tell if your Bee Pollen is safe is to buy it from your local Beekeeper.

Lets face facts, selling Bee Pollen is big business. Even folks that have never seen a bee sell it.

Where To Buy Bee Pollen
Where To Buy Bee Pollen

Honey brokers buy honey and pollen from around the world at a low price and sell it to you. There is no telling where it came from or if it is safe or real.

Recently reported one third of the worlds honey supply is contaminated with Honey Bee killing pesticides. One of the major factors of Honey Bee decline.

If a third of honey is poisoned then so is the Bee Pollen. CommonDreams article published 10-06-17 You can read the full story here.

At the same time fake honey is hitting the market. Yet most folks do not even know the honey they are buying is fake.

Analysis shows that seventy six percent of honey sold in America is fake. Being diluted with corn syrup or just straight up honey flavored corn syrup.

Do you know where your honey comes from, you should. Getting to know your local Beekeeper is the best way to know your honey and Bee Pollen.

Where To Buy Bee Pollen
Where To Buy Bee Pollen

Where To Buy Bee Pollen? Your local Beekeeper!