Sometimes it’s hard to look at an adorable, fluffy bumble bee and imagine it could cause any harm at all. We’ve had customers ask us if innocent-looking bumble bees sting like their less-than cute relatives. You might be surprised to learn the answer.
Do Bumble Bees Sting?
Yes! And unlike other types of bees, bumble bees do not lose their stinger when they attack their target, so they can sting multiple times. The good news is that this type is bee is not particularly aggressive. If you see it away from its hive, it likely won’t pay attention to you, and you can enjoy its cuteness as it buzzes from flower to flower spreading pollen. If you find it near its hive, however, it will go into defense mode, stinging you repeatedly. Queens and females are the only ones with stingers, so you can be sure if you get stung, it wasn’t the male bees’ doing.
Bees Aren’t a Threat with Green Pest Solutions Around.
Stinging pests, like bumble bees, won’t be a threat in your yard or home with Green Pest Solutions. We know how to responsibly remove the pollinators. Simply call us today at 877-636-9469, and we’ll come and kick bees and other stinging insects out the safe way.
Hornets, yellow jackets, carpenter bees, ground bees, paper wasps, sand wasps, and other stinging species are a nuisance and can be life threatening to someone with allergies. They can easily become established in or on buildings, decks, sheds, garages, walls and fencing. Learn how to identify these species, their hives and nests and control them with this guide.