Female bumblebees have stingers without barbs and can sting repeatedly whenever they feel threatened or alarmed. Avoid getting stung by remaining still when confronted by a curious bee, and do not swat at it.Know More
Bumblebees build colonies in the ground. Wear shoes to avoid stepping on a colony in bare feet. Do not wear perfume or brightly colored clothing to a flower garden as these attract bumblebees.
Bumblebees commonly rely on the sun's heat to warm their muscles to 86 degrees Fahrenheit, because that temperature is necessary for flight. Bumblebees also vibrate their muscles to heat them, which creates a humming sound.Learn more about Stinging Insects
The best way to get rid of bumblebees is to relocate the nest. Killing the bees, which are integral to crop pollination, is illegal in many areas.Full Answer >
The bald-faced hornet stings aggressively when its space is invaded. The female bald-faced hornet is known to sting repeatedly when defending its hanging paper nest.Full Answer >
Mud daubers do have the capacity to sting. However, mud dauber stings are unlikely and rare because they are not an aggressive species of wasp. They typically only sting if mishandled.Full Answer >
Female carpenter bees rarely sting, although they may if they are extremely provoked or roughly handled. Males are incapable of stinging. Although the carpenter bee is often mistaken for the bumblebee because of its appearance, the carpenter bee is not a social insect.Full Answer >