Facts, Info, and Questions

on the almighty Honey Bee



Yellow Jackets are a major summer pest in the United States, posing a serious threat to animals and humans alike. The yellow stripes on their bodies make them easily recognizable – colored like wasps, shaped like bees. Preventing an infestation requires removing all waste/trash promptly and appropriately. Lucky Bees only works with honey bees. Lucky will tell you to contact a pest control company, for any situation that is not honey bee related. 



Hornets are a specific type of wasp and the largest kind and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellowjackets. Hornets usually have black-and-white or black-and-yellow colors, so they can sometimes be misidentified as bees. This is why it is best to send lucky a picture of your bee situation before logistics begin. True insect identification can only happen with the proper authorities. Agricultural pest control advisors can identify some insects, however others have to bee identified in a laboratory setting. 


There are many types of wasps, all with their own unique characteristics. Some are relatively harmless while others can be very aggressive and territorial creatures. Various wasps, such as Yellowjackets and mud daubers, are easily mistaken for bees because of their black and yellow coloring. 

  Eliminating extraneous food sources is a good practice, so it is encouraged not to leave anything outside that may attract unwanted pests. Ensure any trash cans are tightly closed, as this is a favorite spot swarms of honey bees move into. Lucky bees only works with honey bees. So if you have an a swarm of honey bees please give me a call 714-264-7733.