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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
and nectar gallery. Honey bee hives can be active
for years, while bumble bee colonies die off each year.
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
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:
- Honey Bees: These busy half-inch long insects
have fuzzy dark yellow and black striped bodies and
a have a barbed stinger that can continue
pumping venom even after the bee has died.
- Bumble Bees: These large bees range can reach an
inch and a half in size and are covered by downy
pale yellow and black hair.
- Carpenter Bees: Less fuzzy than bumble bees,
these bees are noted for their ability to tunnel
into wood structures to build their nests.