Bees are insects that live in a variety of climates across the globe. Bees are closely related to both wasps and ants, as they are insects that fly and pack a powerful sting! These flying bugs are found on every continent with the exception of Antarctica, and play a valuable role in pollination across the globe. However, even though many species of bees are extremely important to creating a healthy environment, some species of bees should be exterminated if they make your home their own. Furthermore, though most bee stings are painful to the average human being, some bee stings can be lethal to those with severe allergies. If you think you might be allergic to bee stings, contact a doctor immediately.
It is important to learn about the many types of bees so that you know which ones are helpful and which are not. Additionally, learning about types of bees can help you to create a better environment in your home and garden, with flourishing flowers outside and no bees indoors.
Below are some of the different types of bees that exist throughout the world:
- Bumblebees: Bumblebees are a eusocial type of bee, and colonies typically contain anywhere from 50 to 200 bees. The nest size is limited by the pre-existing site on which the bees chose to make their home. Bumblebees were once very active in pollinating flowers, but this has decreased over time. Two species of bumblebees have even become extinct, so it is imperative to take caution when seeking to remove bumbles from your area.
- Honey bees: Honey bees are one of the most beneficial types of bees. The honey they make is sweet and is used for food in many parts of the world. These bees have complex social behavior and is one of the best known species of bees.
- Africanized Honey Bee: The Africanized honey bee is also called the killer bee. They are more defensive than other bees and must be handled properly.
Learn more about the bees in your area and remember that bees should be handled with caution! Avoid stings and keep bees alive by following the instructions of a pest professional.