Get Rid of Bees?
Not everyone finds bees to be adorable fuzzy little insects. In fact you may be deathly afraid and anxious when a bee decides to take a detour through your yard. Have no fear! Bumble bees and honey bees normally don’t warrant any control. However, if their nest is in a sensitive location in or around your home, our experts know just who to call to assist you. Our experts can connect you with reputable local professional beekeeper that should be called upon to remove the nest of bees, without harming these beneficial pollinators.
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Are Bees Harmful?
Bumble bees and honey bees do sting, however, have no fear! They are harmless and generally don’t sting unless provoked, therefore generally do not warrant any kind of control. Bees are in fact beneficial to have around your yard! Not only do they pollinate flowering plants in your garden, but they are also responsible for pollinating the fruits and veggies you eat. In fact, they are responsible for pollinating more than one-third of the world’s crop species of fruits and vegetables.
However, in the case that you, a family member, or a pet is stung, you can expect a little pain and a little swelling. Only 3% of the entire population will develop a more severe reaction. Most stings occur from walking barefoot on lawns or handling flowers.
What Steps Can I Take to Prevent Bee Stings?
In general, if you leave bees alone, they will return the favor in kind. However, if you wish to reduce the amount of bee activity in your yard and around your home:
Additional Bees Facts
- Hives or nests are NOT made out of paper
- Feeds on pollen and nectar
- In Minnesota there are about 400 different species
- Commonly found in Burnsville, Eagan, and Apple Valley, as well as other river valleys