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06/07/2013 at 12:54

Yer tis, wot is it, will it destroy my house, innit?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26857.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

06/07/2013 at 13:00

Looks like you've got tree bees Bruv 

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/tree-bee.html#c

Lots of people have them this year including my next door neighbour - they appear to be good news, pollinating our fruit trees - and we're told they will not do damage to your house, and anyway will leave before the winter.

 

06/07/2013 at 13:01

I dont think so. Call the local pest control and send the picture to them - im sure they can idvise.

06/07/2013 at 13:21

Dovefromabove - thanks, yes, your link has matching pictures.

I should be able to leave them alone as long as they don't come through inside the house. I just hope they'll frighten the cats in my flowerbed that I wrote about recently . . . 

06/07/2013 at 15:15

Pest control companies are being inundated with these reports of these at the moment - they are advising to leave alone - they do no harm and are good for the gardens.  They are not aggressive and will only sting if threatened - don't know if that applies to threatening felines or not 

06/07/2013 at 18:33

I shan't pester the pest control companies then, especially as they charge more than the bees do for coming here.

06/07/2013 at 20:57

I guess one could say - your honoured as bees are on the decline.

19/06/2014 at 18:29

There are snail/slug trails leading up the wall to their entry point. Is there a connection?

19/06/2014 at 20:25

Yay I got tree bee`s. Came a couple of months ago. Noisy little blighters to start off with ( they are right above our heads in bedroom) but have quietened down now. Very cute things.

 

20/06/2014 at 21:40

If you want rid of them look for any local bee keepers  they will love you for them and take them for free.

20/06/2014 at 21:46

bee keepers want honey bees not tree bees.

But sunnysarah likes them and the other posts are old.

I like my tree bees as well

20/06/2014 at 22:24

They should be gone by the end of the summer.

21/06/2014 at 15:58

I have never seen a swarm of tree bees . The bee that is found in wood is the carpenter bee or the orchard mason bee and they are solitary bees But if it is a large number it could be a swarm as it is the time of year for swarms and they might not want to move on . find a bee keeper all bees make honey apart from the solitary ones .I should know I kept bees (6 hives)  over 20 years ago until a new disease killed my bees within  2 weeks of each other as did other hives in the area

21/06/2014 at 17:29

No don't want to get rid of them, not doing me or anyone else any harm and hopefully when my runner beans flower they will pollinate them for me .

Honoured that they choose my roof.

21/06/2014 at 17:37

and I was honoured to offer a safe haven to some that were unwanted

21/06/2014 at 17:54

Tree bees  are a typeof bumble bee that nest in holes in trees and have been using nesting boxes. We had some last year, when  we emptied the box, there was no honeycomb, everything had moved on. The new queens had mated and gone into hibernation,the workers and drones had died.

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