- Bee hive in the garden, what do I do?
First you need to do a bit of research
Is it a proper hive or a wild bee nest ( I guess its a wild nest)
What sort of bees are they
If you watch the bees are they entering one entrance or several ( helps identify what bees)?, go up to the entrance 2-3 foot away but do not cast a shadow over the entrance or stand in the way of the main flight path. Best to do so when you havent been drinking are not sweaty or been using deodorants as bees dont like it. Have a look at the bees and see if you can identify what they are
this site might help
If they are honey bees google your local beekeepers and they should be able to help.Posted 5 years agowordnumbMember
Hmm, under a slab sounds more like mason bees – small, harmless, just waking up and will bugger off after they’ve had a couple of meals. You do get wasps looking for places to build nests at this time of year, but that’d be just a one or two wasps following the same route over and again.Posted 5 years agoCaptainSlowMember
We had a swarm land in the garden a few weeks ago. Contacted a very helpful local bee keeper who removed the swarm and re homed it. Ours was an estimated 50k – the light levels really dropped before they all landed – it was quite a site Once they’d landed they were ok but I wouldn’t risk it with kids. They could move on of their own volition but would suggest as you’ve got kids to contact your local council or lookup a local bee keeper.Posted 5 years ago
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