Information on Bees

About Bees

bees on pink flower

Unfortunately for our honey bees, any kind of bee, wasp, or hornet is often referred to as a bee, especially when you are being pestered, bitten or stung. The bee that is kept for producing honey is a very docile bee from Europe or Russia, while several of the imposters give them a bad name by being aggressive or visiting our backyard picnics. Honey bees will sting only to protect their hive from threats or when being squished.


Honey Bee Swarms

Honey Bee Swarm in tree

Honey bee swarms are not dangerous, but they do need to find an appropriate home. Beekeepers can help by collecting the swarm. If you see a swarm of honey bees, it’s important to report it as soon as possible. Call Bob Sitko at 651-436-7915. He will try to find a beekeeper who can remove them.