Bumble Bees

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Average Adult Size:

  • 20mm – 30mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Possible stings to humans however these are rarely experienced unless threatened.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,dscn1836-watermarked
  • On average the queen will produce 80-100 eggs per colony,
  • Average lifespan of around 12 months.

Life Style:

  • Varied colourations & markings
  • (inc. yellow & black banding, yellow & white banding & orange & black banding)
  • Colony is usually egg shaped & waxy in small yellow clusters tended to by worker bees,
  • Colonynormally occurs in early spring time,dscn1861-watermarked-accurat-photo78
  • Can be found in both natural & man made cavities of buildings,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Pest is generally left alone if posing a low risk to humans,
  • Can be controlled by chemical treatment,
  • Pest can also be relocated if required.