Bees are communal insects They engineer and construct sophisticated nests which can hold as many as many as 20,000 bee’s in the summer. Although there may be only one queen her primary mission in life is to lay more than 1,500 eggs a day and can live up to eight years. Bee colonies will reside in openings such as hollow trees, or walls in housing structures and will occupy these same nest more than one year. Once they build a nest within your walls, they need to be eradicated by a professional.
Bees defend their nests when disturbed or to attack predators. Although mostly harmless, some bee stings may be dangerous and may vary depending on the individual.