Three of the most commonly encountered bees by homeowners are honey bees, carpenter bees and bumble bees. These bees usually become active in the spring with the warm weather and flowering of plants. They remain active throughout the summer and into the fall. Cooling temperatures in the fall prompt them to prepare to overwinter. During the winter months their activity decreases to the point where they are not seen unless on a warm winter day.
Honey bees can produce substantial amounts of honey, as can several other bee species. As pollinators, honey bees are critical to the environment and the food supply. Unfortunately, they also can become a medical and structural threat if they nest near people and buildings. If you stumble on a nest and accidentally threaten the nesting bees, they will swarm, otherwise bees will keep to themselves. Only professional pest control technicians and professional bee keepers should handle them, please don't try to do this yourself. Please do not attempt to remove bees or bee hives without the proper equipment and experience. Give us a call at 559-732-7378.