I’ll need to see if they sell yellow bug light LEDs to replace my current ones. I have a question tho, that didn’t seem to be answered in the article… why are they dying??? As you brave past them, through the front door, you tell yourself you will call a bee removal company tomorrow. This morning they were back again and then in my carport and on my front house spotlight…so not sure where they have originated from. If you find yourself with an excess of dead bees beneath your lights, a hive is likely nearby. Every night or two, I get one lone be come and swarm at me while I’m working on my laptop on my outdoor patio. Their body temp needs to be 50 F or higher. Now the article says they could be attracted to the light. Positive phototactic behavior is a characteristic showed by many insects, such as butterflies and moths. Both bees and wasps are attracted to light, which can include even a porch light if they are out of the hive when it is illuminated. So why do they come out at night to your porch light? Try using a yellow bug light. I hope that will help, I don’t want to hurt them (or get hurt). Should I be worried. That is why they might seem threatening. If it hasn’t been done already, someone in the scientific community should test that theory. It was 6 am I come outside to drink a cup of coffee or is around 67 degrees ( March in the Deep South of Louisiana) and homey bees are flying around? When I had heard that the bees may be attracted to the light, we disconnected the lights and discovered no dead bees in the morning. We have had a bee keeper come to relocate the hive. Share your story with us below! Be sure to ask your neighbors if they have noticed any bees on their property. Just like the moth, bees have what is called a “positive phototactic” reaction to bright light. By the time I was ready to go in there were about 20 of them and the air was filled with a buzzing. I felt horrible, their little legs were loaded with pollen and they were moving so slowly some not moving at all. Here, like all other positive phototaxis insects honey bees are attracted towards white and yellow lights. I just had my first experience with bees buzzing around my porch light – and even had one attracted to my flashlight. The attraction of bees to lights, like moths, can lead to a pile-up of dead bees on your front porch. Your tubelight is the one. large bees attracted to light at night. Bees are generally active during the day and stay in their hives at night. If possible, look for a company that is licensed that will be able to correctly identify and treat the type of bees that are causing you trouble. Hornets are no joke. Find out the few things bees love or dislike and what attracts them to flowers and more. The only reason I am here too is that i want to make sure the bees don’t die. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Chances are, you’ve also wondered about wasp deterrent shortly afterward. This will prevent the bees from leaving the hive, but still allow adequate air flow. Should we call the beekeepers? They seem to prefer bright light that mimics sunlight. We turned the kitchen lights off after serving dinner. It’s a lovely spring morning and you decide to head outside and start your day. Our house has 4 columns, and every year the honey bees have their hive in the column. The carpenter bee is present in the lower 40 states of America, and are commonly seen buzzing about during the day. As a result, these are the flowers that often get pollinated. Is it leaving a scent to attract others or marking a place to build a hive? As the technology evolved and new types of light bulbs were developed, wasps proved to be attracted to light regardless of the used light bulb type.