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How to Get Rid of Bumble Bees Naturally

by Nathan Fisher
Named for their seemingly uncontrolled and "bumbling" flight patterns, bumble bees can be found across most of North America and less than 600 miles from the North Pole. Though bumble bees have a formidable stinger, as one of the most nonaggressive species of bees, they are generally reluctant to us...
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  • Betty Williams

    But the killer bee is the only one that I know of that will sting for no reason. I respect bees, but I am not afraid of bees so I don't swing my arms around and swat at them to aggravate them. Have been stung 3 times in my 60+ yrs. all 3 times it was my fault. My sister on the other hand is very afraid of any bee, and starts flailing her arms and batting at them, AND, ends up getting stung.

  • Beth Towers

    Well, that doesn't always work Betty! I was walking down a city street and was nailed by a hornet from God only knows where. Must have had a nest overhead in a sign. But how many people walked down the street before me and after me? So i subscribe to your theory in all cases.

  • Grace Benson

    The females including the queen all have the capability to sting, but the drones (males) have no stinger and never travel far from the hive. Bees only sting in defense of their hives or themselves when they are threatened, hornets and wasps will sting whatever/whenever they want because they don't have a barbed stinger and therefore will not die when they sting you.

  • Tracey Elrick

    I go by the general rule that all fuzzy bees are not to be feared. I love bees :) and I agree with Betty

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Without bees, no garden! No food, no crops, we starve. Don't use pesticides on your yard. It's pesticides that are doing so much damage to them

bumble bees...I wan't to keep bees eventually like my grandfather did...luckily I am not highly allergic like he was...amazing man.

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  • Emily Gust

    Just out of curiosity, why would you want to get rid of them?

  • Cindy Dusthimer

    My dogs try to catch them and if they get one and it stings them their airways swell and could die. Had a friend this happened to.

  • Brittany Stevens

    They are actually getting inside my porch, inside the wood and swarm the kids when they play outside, I hate to get rid off them, but they are tearing my porch up and scarring my babies!

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