Tree Bumble Bees
Tree Bumble Bees in a wall
|Tree Bumble Bees Near a Front Door|
We have had six people attacked by these bees so far this year - but why?
The answer is simple - they were all construction workers. Tree bumble bees create some huge nests that are both impressive and aggressive if agitated.
They are not difficult to agitate, and the colonies can contain over a thousand bees. Although the temperament of these bees can vary from one nest to another, disturbing a nest this size is bad news when you are up on scaffolding, with nowhere to run.
The bees pictured above were in a wall cavity, making removal impossible, and because they were next to the front door, our customer's options were limited.