Having bees on your property can be alarming, especially if you are allergic to stings. After all, severe anaphylaxis can lead to death. However, if you don’t have any bee allergies, it can still be annoying and painful to get stung.

That being said, bees offer benefits to the ecosystem, so you should not be “trigger happy” with your insecticide. However, their benefits to the environment outweigh the discomfort and annoyance they bring. Hence, you must be careful with bee control and aim for humane pest control. Here are the primary benefits of bees:

Effective Plant Pollinators

Everyone knows that bees collect nectar for their hives. As such, they fly from plant to plant and inadvertently spread pollen that sticks to their bodies and furry legs. They are an important part of plant propagation. In fact, they pollinate 85% of food crops that human beings eat. Bee advocates assert that they are crucial for environmental balance and even climate change.

Help With Food Preparation

Apart from being the chief pollinators of everything you eat and even drink (coffee, tea, juices, etc.), bees hold the unique tag of being the only insect that produces something that humans can directly consume. Hello, honey! Apart from serving as a sweetener, honey contains the following:

  • High levels of vitamin B, B3, and B6

  • Calcium

  • Potassium

  • Zinc

All of these are crucial vitamins and minerals that human needs to strengthen the immune system. In addition, honey also contains antioxidant properties that protect you from harmful free radicals and oxidative stress.

Provide Antibacterial Properties

Apart from being a healthy alternative to refined sugar, honey possesses remarkable antibacterial properties. For this reason, it is commonly suggested that you drink lemon with honey to soothe a sore throat. The sticky honey coats your tonsils and helps fight infection. Moreover, direct application in skin wounds can also help fight away germs. Some even say that honey can serve as a facial revitalizer as it helps clear skin and reduces wrinkles. Finally, the trace amount of pollen in honey can also alleviate allergies.

Create a Compound Called Propolis

Contrary to popular belief, honey is not the only thing that bees produce. They also make a compound called Propolis. They use this sticky substance to build their hives. Propolis is typically made of wax, resins, oils, pollens, and other organic compounds. This product can be taken orally through a dropper, via capsules, or spread on the skin. It has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, Propolis can help with the following issues:

  • Cold sores

  • Burns

  • Canker sores

  • Diabetes

  • Genital herpes

Offer Wax Production

Beeswax is a secretion produced by honeybees. Often, they house their precious honey in a fortress made out of wax honeycombs. Since time immemorial, ancient people used this was to create the following:

  • Candles

  • Cosmetics

  • Cavity fillers

  • Cheese coating

Today, various companies still use wax for cosmetics, skincare products, wood furniture waxes, and other concrete polishers. This material can also be applied to the leather to make it waterproof. Likewise, some use wax to preserve bronze and copper metals. For these reasons, it is vital to work with a pest control provider that cares about you and the existing wildlife around you. When it comes to bee control, immediate annihilation is not the answer. Instead, find a caring professional that will capture and relocate the bees. Mother earth will thank you. We service many cities in Delaware, Colorado. Check out our locations here: Wilmington, Arvada, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction, Longmont, Loveland, Pueblo and Westminster.

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