Bumble Bees

Bumble bees – sometimes also known as humble-bees – are known for their fuzzy bodies, bumbling flight patterns, and droning noise they create while flying. They are typically black and yellow (sometimes orange) and are about 1 inch long. 

A distinct relative of the honey bee, bumble bees are one of the most popular and efficient pollinators due to their fuzzy bodies that help to collect pollen. Bumble bees’ increased resistance to weather makes them ideal for helping to pollinate many flowers, fruit, and vegetable crops. 

Like most bees, they collect nectar and pollen to store in their hives. Bumble bee hives are typically found in pre-existing holes in the ground, such as those made by rodents. However, it is not unusual to find them in other areas like wood piles, hay bales, sheds, crawl spaces, and even the occasional attic. 

Are Bumble Bees a Concern?

Typically no, bees are beneficial insects to the environment and are rarely aggressive. The only concern with bumble bees is when you stumble upon their nests. Bumble bees will only attack and sting people when defending their lives and nests. 

When we get calls from people saying they got “stung by a bee,” it is usually a wasp or hornet. However, if you are worried about a bumble bee nest on your property, give Advanced Wildlife Control a call today. Our technicians will remove the nest and help bring back your peace of mind. 

DID YOU KNOW? – There are around 20 different species of bumble bees in Wisconsin alone!

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