Do bees have enemies?
Bees have natural enemies as well. To find out what they are, continuing reading our honey blog over the predators of bees.
Wasps need meat to feed their brood and they do so by catching their prey or invading a beehive to snack on their sweet honey.
Hornets catch bees while they collect nectar or invade their hive and cause chaos.
Bee beetles belong to the species of digger wasps. They catch bees and bring them back to their brood chamber where it is then served to its larvae.
Spiders, on the other hand, catch bees in their webs.
Varroa mites are parasites that prey on bees and weaken them. They can destroy a whole bee colony, making the Varroa mite the biggest threat to bees worldwide.
Man makes life for bees very hard with pesticides. Honey bees collect nectar tainted with insecticides, which, in worse case scenarios, can have a disastrous outcome for a bee colony. Pesticides affect bee’s sense of direction, harm the brood, and weaken their immune systems.