Bumble Bees

The bumble bee is the most common type of bee, with 250 species found around the world. Essential to the ecosystem, bumble bees pollinate plants as they travel around feeding on nectar. People haven’t been too kind to bees though, and if we aren’t careful, they may soon die out.

These buzzing insects have many natural predators, including birds, large insects, and frogs. They tend to be calm, keeping to themselves, and only sting when they feel threatened. Bumble bees can only sting once before their stinger falls off, after which they generally die.

 

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?

  • You can identify a bumble bee by its black and yellow hair.
  • They can grow as large as 3.8 cm.

WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

  • Live all around the world.
  • Prefer dry, dark cavities.

HOW DO DEAL WITH BUMBLE BEES?

There sting is very painful and if you get to close to a nest, multiple stings are possible. If you need to get the bees away from your home, make sure you contact U.S. Pest, who will help you safely and effectively remove them.

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