The honeybee queen is the central figure of a colony. A colony can survive only a short time without her. She lives about five years. The queen will allow other queens to develop and compete for control in a large colony.
Honey Bee Life Cycle Facts and Information
A honeybees life expectancy is based on caste. Individual lives aren’t very long, but a colonys is. Queens live up to five years. Male drones die after mating or before winter. Workers live, on average, six to seven weeks.
Only the queen honeybee produces eggs. She lives about five years and produces almost 250,000 during her life. The queen decides each eggs sex through fertilization and releases pheremones to direct worker egg activities.
Prevention is the best method to keep rodents out of a house. Ensure all openings to the outside are sealed with proper materials. Keep counters clean, food properly stored, trash sealed, and all of it away from the ground.
Termites can devastate a home. They feed on the products used in construction. Signs of damage are hollowed wood, mud tunnels at the foundation, piles of wings or swarms, blistered paint, and minimal water damage on walls.
The first step in controlling bedbugs is finding their hideout. Once located, a plan of action can be enacted. High heat, inescticides, and powders are all good at eliminating bedbugs. Consult a pest control expert for help.