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Identifying many types of bees!

Identifying many types of bees!

 

Summer is not too far away from us, and will soon come around very quickly. This means we will get visited by a very unwanted pest! Can you guess? Of course, bees. Its about time we start to learn how to get rid of bees. With the warmer weather creeping up on us, larger numbers of bees will soon be on us.

There is many different species of bees living in the UK, and being able to treat them can be very difficult. Carry on reading below to find out how to treat bees and also how to identify them.

 

Different types of bees

Bumble bees 

Features

These bees are much larger, rounder and more furrier than the other types of bees that are in the UK. It has stripes across the end of it tail and they can vary in colour.

 

Where are they found?

Bumblebee nests are often found underground. They are normally in burrows, beneath decking or in compost bins. Their also found in grass or leaves.

 

Tree Bees 

Features

These types of bees have only recently started to be seen in the UK. They have a banding with a reddish brown thorax. They have a brown abdomen and a white tail.

 

Where are they found?

Tree bees seem to always be found above the ground in bird boxes or in the crevices of buildings. They also make a noise which can be heard from the hive that sound like a chattering noise.

 

Solitary Bees

Features

These bees have hardly any ways of being able to be spotted compared to the others. They are small bees with black bodies and a reddish-brown bottom.

 

Where are they found?

Solitary bees live in very large numbers, they are normally seen moving in and out of holes in walls. These bees decide to nest in cavities of walls.

 

Honey Bees

Features

These bees are small with different colour varying from golden brown to a very near black. This species can be found in swarms unlike any of the other bees.

 

Where are they found?

Honey bees are hardly ever a problem as a pest. There swarms can nest in wall cavities and can be very intimidating. They’ve also be known to be found in cars and trees.

 

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