European Tree Bumble Bees (Bombus hypnorum)
The Facts About Bristol's Tree Bumble Bees
What Do Tree Bumble Bees Look Like?
|A queen tree bumble bee (Bombus hypnorum)|
Are Tree Bumble Bees Dangerous?
What was to be noted was that, as with wasps, the temperament of each nest varied. Some were amenable, but over 80% were not. Because they were in confined spaces, especially lofts, they were not viable to be removed safely and easily.
We spoke to lots of bee keepers, as did our customers, and the resounding response was not helpful. Tree bumble bees seem to be one bumble bee species that "is" recognized as a pest.
Because these bumble bees nest at height, it was builders and roofers getting attacked. But pets and the elderly were also stung badly.
First aid for Stings?
Where Are Tree Bumble Bees Found?Most tree bumble bees nest at height, but these are the places we have found tree bumble bees nesting:
- Loft spaces, beneath insulation and boards.
- Loft spaces in old wasp nests
- Bird Boxes
- Compost Bins
- Under sheds
- On a garage floor
- Between two fences
- Wall Cavity
- Inside a bathroom extractor hose
- Behind fascia boards
- Under a concrete driveway
So you get the picture, they nest all over the place, but most commonly, as the name suggests - at height.
If you think you have tree bumble bees and would like us to take a look, why not contact your Bristol bumble bee control experts.