Bees and Infestations
Like wasps, different bee varieties have different nesting behaviors. Honey bees and bumble bees are social creatures who create large communal hives with nesting galleries and large honey combs. Wood boring bees nest as individuals, with each bee boring its own egg
How to Deal with a Bees?
If you have a bee infestation, you have a multi-faceted problem. Getting rid of the bees is just the first step. Dealing with the mess caused by rotting honey and ensuring the bees don't come back are major considerations. Even usually docile bumble bees will attack if threatened. Unless you know the size and extent of the hive and can safely deal with it from a distance, it is best to call in a professional. Be aware that potentially deadly allergic reactions to bee sting venom are common. Keep pets and children well away from any suspected nesting sites until you get a professional inspection.
Bees Common to New York.
Bees are commercially valuable and an important part of our ecosystem, but in the wrong place at the wrong time, they can become pest. Our area most typically encounters infestations from these species: