Physical Characteristics of AHBs in Las Vegas, NV
- Brownish-amber with black stripes across abdomen
- Measure 3/4” in length and fuzzy
- Four, translucent wings and six legs attached to the thorax, used for transporting pollen
- Africanized Honey Bees in Las Vegas nest anywhere, including below ground, inside of trees, empty containers, etc.
- Bees will relocate if food sources are scarce or their hive is disturbed
- Unable to survive in extreme weather conditions
- Nectar and Pollen from flowers
- Mating occurs while bees are in flight
- Development of eggs spans from 16 to 24 days
- Queens live up to 4 years; Drones live up to 10 weeks, but typically die upon mating; Workers live up to 30 days
Related Pest Control Information and Warnings
- Africanized honey bees are also known as “Killer Bees”
- Extremely aggressive, responding to perceived threats with attacking swarms
- Perceived threats include noise and vibrations
Africanized honey bees are found in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you think you have a colony, please contact us at (702) 348-9278. Our pest control professionals have the proper equipment to identify and eliminate them.