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Bumble Bee Removal Service Area
Bumble bees do not make harvestable amounts of honey. Yet, we believe they are worth saving.
Lets talk about the Bumble bee...
There are over two hundred fifty different kinds of Bumble Bees in the world. North America is home to 46 different species.
Large distinctive black and yellow bee is related to the honey bee. Their hairy bodies makes them a perfect pollinator.
With a loud, low pitch buzz they forage thru flowers to gather pollen and nectar. Taking it back to their nest to feed their young.
Bumble Bees live underground and have smaller colonies then their relatives the honey bee. A Bumble colony has fifty to one hundred fifty individuals.
Why are bees dying...
There are those that say Human caused climate change is the culprit. I'm not to sure of the climate thing.
Personally I believe that the massive use of pesticides and genetically modified food organisms are the blame. Really, for only five bucks you can wipe out more then one colony of bees.
Understanding that pollinators produce abundant food for us and our children should be enough to want to help.
So what can you do...
It may seem small compared to the entire plan but, saving one colony at a time will help.
Seeing Bumble Bees coming and going out of a hole in the ground or from under a shed or something, means you have a colony.
Call your local Bumble Beekeeper right away. Removing them live, we have perfect locations to take them.
The Bumbles you save will continue to live and do their job of maintaining life on our planet.
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Really, I'm not just talking out of the side of my neck, just look at some of these articles.
It's official, Rusty Patched Bumble Bee on the Endangered Species List.
Bee population down ninety percent since 1990
Yes, the first native pollinator declared endangered.
A common sight in North America the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee hangs precariously on the cliff of extinction, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Of the 3,000 species of bees in the United States only 40 are Bumble Bees. There numbers have declined nearly 90 percent in the last 20 years.
Dave Goulson, professor of life sciences at the University of Sussex and the study’s co-author, said: “Insects make up about two-thirds of all life on Earth but there has been some kind of horrific decline.
“We appear to be making vast tracts of land inhospitable to most forms of life, and are currently on course for ecological Armageddon. If we lose the insects then everything is going to collapse.”
What these reports FAIL to mention is that large numbers of our pollinator species are being killed by, EXTERMINATORS. Just in the United States alone over one million Bumble Bee and Honey Bee colonies are killed every year.
Lets use Abilene Tx as an example...
The phone book is Abilene has a Bee Removal heading. Listed under this heading are six companies that claim to remove bees.
Now, Bee Removal should mean LIVE, but not is this case. You see, five of the advertisers under the bee removal heading are exterminators.
What they do is kill the bees and then remove the nest, crazy right.
One of these exterminators told me over the phone that he is killing five to seven colonies a week.
So lets do the numbers...
Using his confession, five colonies is twenty colonies a month. Remember there are five Exterminator claiming to remove bees.
That would equal one hundred colonies a month. Considering, that there are two thousand with the same or higher population as Abilene Tx.
Well you can see where i'm going with this...
What will happen if the bees disappear?
The bees need you.
Honeybee colonies are dying at frightening rates. Since 2007, an average of 30% of all colonies have died every winter in the United States. This loss is about twice as high as what U.S. beekeepers consider economically tolerable. In the winter of 2012-13, 29% of all colonies died in Canada and 20% died in Europe.
Honeybees and wild bees are the most important pollinators of many of the fruits and vegetables we eat. Of 100 crop species that provide 90% of our global food supply, 71 are bee-pollinated. The value of pollination of food crops by bees in the U.S. alone is estimated at $16 billion and insect pollinators in general contribute $29 billion to U.S. farm income.
Fewer bees lead to lower availability and potentially higher prices of fruit and vegetables. Fewer bees mean no almonds, less coffee and less alfalfa hay available to feed dairy cows.