Do Bats Eat Bees. Though bats are natural predators that eat certain insects, they rarely eat bees. In the evening they fly very high in the air and they look like seagulls with long slow wing beats.
Bees feed on honey, beeswax, and pollen, and bats are known to eat bees. Robber flies are common all around the world. So bats rarely affect the bee population.
Robber Flies Are Common All Around The World.
However, so do many other mammals. This is a surprising finding because most mammals eat only one type of food at a time. True, as most people enjoy to point out, bats do carry rabies.
Bats Don’t Eat Many Bees Or Butterflies As These Insects Are Most Active During The Day When Bats Are Asleep.
Bees, on the other hand, eat a variety of other insects. Most bees work during the day and avoid coming out at night, while bats hunt and work at night but do not come out during the day. Without these, we’d be swarmed by insects.
Bats Eat Bees And Wasps, But This Is A Rare Occurrence.
If you put up a bat house, don’t put it near a barn owl. And most bee (including the honey bee) don’t fly at night. Bats tend to eat bugs that are considered pests.
The Rest Of Their Diet Comprises Fruit, Pollen, And Seeds.
However, most bats are nocturnal and only fly and feed during the night. The difficulty answering the question is bees fly during the day, and return to their hive at night. Hard to tell, but if certain species of bats can find bees, they will eat them.
Where I Live In Al, Rabies Is A Problem With Everything From Racoons To Dogs And Cats, However, Even Here, It Has Been Determined That Less Than 1/100 Of A Percent Of Bats Carry Rabies.
In the evening they fly very high in the air and they look like seagulls with long slow wing beats. Bats and bees can coexist, if you have the right conditions. Of course, this will depend on the species and habitat of the bat.