Bees!!!

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Jim the builder

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Bees!!!
« on: May 08, 2012, 20:39 »
Hi, been down the allotment today kept being buzzed by a bee (well thats what I originally thought!!!), on closer investigation it turns out that some wild bees have decided to set up home in a mound of dirt that I was due to start work on as soon as I had finished planting. Any one got any ideas how long they may be staying and what I can do to keep them happy!. They arent a problem as they dont sting!

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mattwragg94

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Re: Bees!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 20:42 »
are you sure it was a bee?, ive never heard of them creating a nest in the mud, but i have heard/ seen wasps creating a nest in the mud

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Jim the builder

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Re: Bees!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 20:46 »
Positive they are bees, as I said they dont sting so I had a good look at them!

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Re: Bees!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 20:52 »
There are some bees which do make their homes in the soil.

I've got a few near one of my flower beds.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Bees!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 22:16 »
Could be there all season, clearing the area could be a problem i.e stings. Let your allotment manager know as some people are allergic to stings and he might know a good way to move them on.

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 19:15 »
The ground dwelling ones don't sting, according to the research I carried out.

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 18:34 »
Bumble bees often build their nests in compost heaps and the like and yes they will be there for the season in all likelihood. I had my compost heap put out of commission for a season by just this situation. was lovely to watch them. :D
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.



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