Bumble bees feed on nectar from flowering plants and are a beneficial insect because they pollinate crops and other plants. hey will sometimes build their nests in soffits of attics or other sites around houses or buildings. A disturbed bumble bee will buzz loudly.
Choose a variety of flowers and flowering plants that are native to your region as local pollinators are particularly adapted to these. If you are unsure what options are best, consult with a local gardener or nursery.
Did you know that one of the fastest land insects is the American Cockroach? They have recorded speeds of up to 50 body lengths per second! (3.4mph) That's like a human running 210 miles per hour! #roaches #facts #interesting
Common Carpenter bees look like large bumble bees with a bare abdomen, lacking the yellow hairs found on bumble bees. This type of stinging bee gets its common name from its habit of boring into wood like a carpenter.
If you notice large numbers of bees coming and going from one side of your house, or near the eaves or roofline, it is best to call a specialist who can safely check your house or building for an active beehive.
Did you know the Giant Weta proudly bears the title of the largest adult insect in the world, weighing in at 71 grams (heavier than a sparrow) and more than 4 inches in body length alone! #funfacts #insects