Bumble bee nest under shed……and I need to dismantle it. Help!!
If you give your local bee keeping society a ring you’ll have a bunch of men with beards and bee smokers round in a flash. They’ll deal with it easily, be glad to have done so and that will be that – a happy ending for all concerned, including the bees.
At least, that was my experience. 😀Posted 4 years ago
I moved one to make way for my workshop. I dug it out intact, but the bees all left once I’d disturbed it.
To make up, I planted some Phycelia and a Lavender hedge (which the bees adore) and provided a new nest box for them:Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
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think of it as bee recyclingPosted 4 years agoyunkiMember
I don’t know about the rarity of bumblebees.. I was at my sisters last week and they have a passion flower bush over their heating oil tank.. With possibly thousands of blooms.. Each individual bloom had as many as 3 and sometimes even four bees industriously rummaging about on it.. A huge variety of species too including a ponderous preponderance of bumblebees!
I got the distinct impression that that bush was single-handedly repopulating the allegedly dwindling UK bee community.. An awesomely thrumming hive of activityPosted 4 years ago
Thanks, defo bumble bees. Nice one footflaps, again!
Quite nice seeing them going about their buzzy business in the garden and yes I didn’t think they stung like normal bees, sure the folks told me that years ago 🙂
Would like to get the mancave built whist we still have a ‘summer’ and decent weather but I’ll try calling the bee people first and see what they say beefore I do anything. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I hoping to start building a new ‘mancave’ soon. I’m expecting to encounter a few problems particularly in sorting out leveling the ground for the base. The first is that nest under the shed.
What do I do when I start dismantling the shed…
Run quickly? Do they sting….? With all the talk about bees dying off is there a way of ‘moving them’ without harming them?
Anyone any ‘sensible’ ideas or is it call in the experts?
Buzz buzz 😯
ThanksPosted 4 years ago
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