Soapy water and boric acid are household products that can kill bees. Boric acid dust or powder is an insecticide that is useful for bumblebees and carpenter bees.
To use boric acid as a bee killer, sprinkle the powder in areas where bees frequently appear. This product works when the powder adheres to bees and they take it back to the hive. Although it takes some time for bees to die with this household product, it is an effective method to control bees.
Another method to kill bees is to use a combination of dish detergent and water. Mix about 1 cup of dish detergent soap with a gallon of water, places this solution into a garden sprayer and sprays an exposed bee swarm. This method may be useful for Africanized honey bees. However, this method may not be effective if bees are in underground nests or inside of walls.Learn More
A bumblebee trap is a way of safely capturing insects from the genus Bombus. Bee traps in general are used by bee keepers to control bee colonies or start a new colony, and by pest control agents to remove or kill troublesome insects.Full Answer >
Bees take brief naps throughout the day and sleep for longer periods at night. A sleeping bee can be spotted by checking for drooping antennae. Scientists believe that sleep deprivation negatively affects the memories of bees.Full Answer >
To start keeping bees as a hobby or commercial venture, first gather as much information as possible and look up any city restrictions concerning keeping bee hives. Then, collect the necessary equipment and gear before purchasing the bees. Check them periodically for ailments or to see if they need feeding.Full Answer >
Italian bees are a subspecies of Apis mellifera ligustica. Very popular with beekeepers, they are the most commonly sold honey bee globally. The bees originally come from the Italian peninsula.Full Answer >