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Wild Bee Company in the News

News stories featuring Keith Glatzer, owner of the Wild Bee Company, discussing local issues and information about bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and other stinging insects.

by Walker Anderson – Fox News – September 11, 2013

SEATTLE — This summer has been great weather-wise, but the hot weather has also brought plenty of bees — more specifically, yellow jackets and other types of wasps.

While they are beneficial to gardeners — not to mention those who work in pest control — picnickers and homeowners often see the wasps as a nuisance.

Keith Glatzer of the Wild Bee Company says that unless the wasps are causing you and major problem, such as blocking access to your home or interfering with your daily routine, it’s best to leave the hive alone until the wasps die off in November.

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By Sandi Doughton – The Seattle Times – September 9, 2013

Wild Bee Company is featured on the front page the Seattle Times. Keith Glatzer, owner of the Edmonds-based Wild Bee Company, practices an eco-friendly form of pest control, using a vacuum to hoover up wasps instead of dousing them with chemicals.

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by Heather Graf – King 5 News – August 30, 2013

The Washington Trails Association and the Department of Natural Resources say it’s been a banner year for yellow jackets, with more and more people getting stung every day.

DNR’s message to the public is that the agency does not release yellow jackets into the wild. They say cool spring conditions are to blame, for boosting the population of the aphid plants that yellow jackets feed on, and in turn, boosting their population.

“I got stung on the back of my leg, by my hamstring,” said Genessa Krasnow. “It swelled up from my groin all the way down to my kneecap, almost wrapping my entire leg.”

Krasnow says it happened as she walked her dog in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle.

“It’s very painful, more than scary, I mean, it’s awful,” she said.

On Friday, Kevin Glatzer with The Wild Bee Company found himself working in that very same neighborhood.

“I think I’ve done a couple hundred yellow jacket nests this summer,” he said. “We’re all busy.”

He removes the colony by hand, using no pesticides.

As Glatzer worked, neighbors gathered to watch the swarm of insects that surrounded him.

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