Have you ever wondered why are bees more aggressive in the fall? Several factors contribute to their behavior, but it mostly boils down to the fact that winter is coming.
A nectar dearth is a time of nectar scarcity. In fall, as winter approaches, bees’ natural sources of nectar and pollen are drying up. This is just part of the life cycle of flowers and other plants that provide food for the bees, but it definitely creates a nectar dearth.
A food shortage means hungry bees. And hungry bees become aggressive as they compete for the reduced amount of food that’s available.
The reduction of their food supply is exacerbated by the fact that the number of mature bees in a colony is largest during the fall. This is nature at work giving the queen the resources she needs to prepare for her winter hibernation.
Threats to their nest — and to their queen — make bees aggressive in the fall. These outside threats may be bees from other colonies. Or they could be other animals that are also preparing for winter, like raccoons, opossums, skunks, etc.
When they feel threatened, bees become more aggressive.
What You Can Do About Aggressive Bees in the Fall
If you’re noticing aggressive bees around your home, you need to get professional help. Unless you have the proper experience in dealing with them, this is not the time to try handling things on your own.
Bees — especially aggressive bees — require specific handling and protective gear.
The team at Classic Pest Control is here to help.
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