Will bats eat my bees?

February 17 2022 – Emily Stanford

You may know that both bees and bats provide crucial ecosystem services: by pollinating plants and eating pest insects. Providing a home for both results in many backyard benefits!

However, since most bat species are insectivorous (insect eaters) you may be worried that the bats might try to eat your bees. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between the two due their scheduling difference.

Bats don’t typically eat bees due to a scheduling difference

Because bats are nocturnal, they don't typically eat bees who are already tucked in to their hive for the night. Bats primarily eat moths, nocturnal mosquitoes, leafhoppers, and beetles. Bats and bees have a different schedule are rarely overlap!

 Pest insects that bats eat

Pest insects that bats eat:

Bats will rid your garden of these pests during the night, and diurnal (daytime) insects like bees and butterflies will be free to pollinate during the day.

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Both bats and bees are backyard guardians: they help the ecosystem sustainably flourish, and both coexist well together in the same area.

Have any other bat or bat house questions or concerns? Contact us at support@batbnb.com


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