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02/06/2013 at 19:32

I saw 4 bees (maybe?) going into a hole in the ground near where a tulip has fallen over. Should I worry that bees have made a nest?

02/06/2013 at 19:41

It might just be a carpenter Bee or Leaf Cutter Bee.

02/06/2013 at 19:42

No they'll be fine - they are Solitary Bees and are important beneficial insects to have in your garden. They will pollinate your fruit and veg 

02/06/2013 at 19:44

Don't worry! They are not interested in humans, only their gardens

I had a bumble bee nest two years ago in the ground right next to my sunbathing spot and was undisturbed, despite a constant humming back and forth.

I felt honored to provide a home for these incredibly necessary creatures. Without bees, the world's fresh food would grind to a halt!

02/06/2013 at 19:49

No Jye -  bee happy!! 


Enjoy them- they need all the help us gardeners can give them right now. 

20/07/2013 at 21:37

I have bumble bees going into a clump of bamboo that has got to be removed or thinned down as its overtaking and spreading under the patio any help please

21/07/2013 at 07:25

Can the bamboo thinning/removal wait until the autumn when the bumbles will no longer be there?

12/07/2015 at 12:56

I was weeding an area in my front garden I hadn't tackled for some time. Not out of control but plenty of moss, grass & ground cover herbs. I picked up a handful of moss only to find a bees nest buzzing at ground level. I stepped back left all alone and now find it has been covered up. I presume from what is being said above I am okay just to leave it be for the summer and perhaps dig about nearer winter? I am okay with all this but gave me a bit of a shock when I first uncovered it & saw all these bees buzzing away. 

12/07/2015 at 15:15

Bumble bees are my favourite insects I think but I can imagine how surprised you were. I hope you don't have a marauding badger like I did - wretched creature dug up the nest under my shed and ate them.  It was so sad, those who'd presumably been on a trip away came back to find their family gone  I still get the odd visitor buzzing around.

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