Bumblebees

Fuzzy, robust, pollinating insects.

Facts & Information

Bumblebees

(Bombus)

14 to 18 millimeters long

Active Months:
April – September

Generally Not Aggressive
If Undisturbed

Insect Quantity:
25 – 450 per nest

Insect Color

Bumblebee Behavior:

Bumblebees usually build their nests close to the ground, under piles of wood, dead leaves and compost piles or even below ground in abandoned rodent tunnels. A typical colony of Eastern bumblebees consists of more than 450 individual bees.

How Serious Are Bumblebees?

The common eastern bumble bee can be found throughout the east coast from Maine to Florida and west through Ohio. It’s often seen flying through the air in spring and summer near gardens, farms, and backyards. Their nests are located in woodlands and fields. Bumble bees are important food sources for other wildlife.

The common eastern bumble bee is so successful at pollinating fruit that it’s been introduced in the western U.S and overseas to help in crop harvests. The success of these programs is still being determined, as well as the harm that can be caused by releasing a non-native species.

Why call a professional to remove Bumblebees?

Calling a professional for bumblebee removal is advisable for several reasons. Firstly, while bumblebees are generally beneficial pollinators, their presence near human dwellings can pose risks, especially for individuals allergic to bee stings. Professionals have the expertise and specialized equipment to safely remove bumblebee nests without risking injury to humans. Additionally, bumblebee nests can be challenging to locate and remove, as they may be hidden in hard-to-reach areas like underground burrows or within walls. Professionals can accurately identify nest locations and implement appropriate removal techniques, minimizing the risk of structural damage and ensuring the effective elimination of the nest. Overall, calling a professional for bumblebee removal ensures the safety of both humans and effectively addresses the infestation.

Not Sure What Type of Bees You Have?

If you see bees coming and going from an opening in your home or yard, take a picture of the bees as well as the location where they are so we can positively identify the type of bees and text the pictures to 845-445-8273 or send us a bee removal request HERE.

Our Bumblebee Treatment Process:

At Rockland Bee Removal, we understand that bumblebees are excellent pollinators and beneficial insects. However, there are occasions when their presence near human dwellings poses risks to people’s safety. Therefore, our bumblebee treatment process is designed to safely and effectively address infestations while prioritizing the safety of people. We start with a thorough inspection to locate bumblebee nests and assess the extent of the infestation. Our skilled technicians then proceed with removing the nests, prioritizing safety throughout the process and using protective equipment to minimize disturbance to the surrounding environment. Once the nests are removed, we provide recommendations for preventing future infestations, ensuring long-term peace of mind for our clients.

A Bumblebee pollinating.

Need Bumblebee Treatment at your location?

If you see bees entering into your home or yard, take a picture of the bees as well as the location where they are so we can positively identify the type of bees and text the pictures to 845-445-8273 or send us a bee removal request HERE.

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