Unfortunately, as impressive as bees are, they still act as a danger to human life if provoked, even by accident. Bees are infamous for attacking potential threats, all in the name of the colony’s survival. Many people currently have severe, if not deadly, allergies to bee stings, making bee control even more critical.
Our world depends on the hard work of the bees to continue to grow each year. Without bees, our world would not support the life we currently have because of their pollinating abilities. When bees collect pollen, they often get excess pollen on their bodies which eventually flies off them and spreads. Each year bees spread pollen across our beautiful state, which helps it remain so green and picture-perfect.
Types of Bees in Colorado
The diverse bee population in Colorado contributes greatly to the vitality of our state’s ecosystem. By learning more about these fascinating insects, we can better protect them and the important role they play in our world.
Bumblebees are incredibly docile and common bees found around Colorado during the spring and summer. They are pretty significant and contain rich black coloring with yellow stripes, and look fuzzy.
Similar in size to honey bees, leafcutter bees earn their name because females will cut out small holes in leaves. They use these cutouts to construct nests for larvae and pollen.
Another relatively docile bee species, mason bees are well-known for nesting in masonry holes. The term “busy bee” suits mason bees well due to their dynamic nature. They will fly from different plants, flowers, and trees to collect pollen, unlike other bees that focus on one location.
Everyone knows honey bees best because of the delicious honey their hives create. Honey bees are less docile than bumblebees but still do not typically attack unless acting defensive.
Bees will construct giant hives to house the members of their colonies and protect against the elements and predators. However, their packs can vary in size depending on where they live because they may not require as much protection. In addition, bees will insulate their hives to ensure survival through extreme hot and cold weather.
Typically their hives are inside tree cavities, wall voids, eves, or under any edge to protect against predators. They will construct their hives in areas with thriving plant life to ensure they have plenty of options for pollinating. A flourishing backyard full of healthy flowers provides a lovely home for bees to set up shop for their hives. OMNIS is here all year for bee control.
Far too often are bees mistaken for other flying insects like Yellow Jackets or Paper Wasps. As they fly around in the air, it is easy to confuse them, but once they are still, their differences are noticeable. Bees usually have fuzzy bodies and are smaller than most wasp species. They will not chase after their victims and will only sting once instead of repeat attacks from wasps.
When it comes to nesting, they will never nest underground and only eat pollen and drink nectar. Bee behavior often lacks far more, too, only attacking when they need to defend the hive.
The Dangers of Bees
As docile as most bee species are, most of them share one potential threat that justifies their removal – a lot of people have allergies to bee stings. Some individuals do not understand how severe their reactions are to bees and may have deadly reactions when stung. Bees will only sting when defending the hive, but it takes only one for most people to have adverse reactions.
Bees will construct their hives in highly inopportune places that have heavy human traffic. Just their constant presence alone will cause anxiety and force us to avoid these areas. If this is your backyard, then you should not walk through your yard with anxiety or fear of stinging. Bees will also build nests inside the voids of your home, which is even worse hive placement.
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Bees overall are docile and will not attack unless they feel they need to defend their hive. Even when bees attack, they typically only sting once and do not always chase their victims. Every bee is a necessary part of our ecosystem because they are significant pollinators that help the world grow. The scariest aspect of bees is the effects of their sting.
Many people walk around with severe allergies to bee stings that could lead to death. In addition, bees will establish their hive in inconvenient locations in your backyard, causing it to be challenging to enjoy.
Removing a bee nest is a tricky task because of their defensive behavior towards their hives. Any possible threat to their hives is one of the few reasons bees attack people. Removing a beehive yourself is extremely dangerous, especially without proper knowledge, equipment, or training. Trying to kill the bees before removing the hive is not an advisable tip.
A single beehive consists of hundreds, if not thousands, of active bees. Only taking out a few bees will prove no damage to the colony, and it will continue to survive. A professional bee removal service will safely remove the hive while mitigating overall bee death. We still need bees in our ecosystem to help the world continue to grow.
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