There are many insects that people call bees. Some genuinely are a kind of bee, like honey bees, while others are wasps.
True honey bees are fuzzy, possess four wings, have a straight antennae, and be around ¾ inches big. When you see a huge bee, It is most likely a carpenter bee. Smaller bees are generally a species of non-social bees (meaning they don’t produce large hives or colonies). If you see a bee that is brownish in color it is likely a honey bee. While not a bee, yellowjackets are about the same size as honey bees. However, they feature a darker black and brighter yellow color.
The primary risk from bees is stinging. There is a variety of protein toxins, enzymes and biogenic amines in bee venom. The results of a sting are typically produced from the toxicity of the venom. Generally speaking, bee stings are not lethal to a normal individual and require a significant number of stings to replace in death, Although, bee and wasp stings can be fatal to a person who is allergic.
If you are unsure what type of bee could be on your property or you have encountered a hive or nest, you must call Top Mosquito Exterminators of Fishers at (317) 836-5025 immediately so that we can come take a look!