Posted: 09/06/2012 at 21:29
I was cutting some tall grass in my garden this evening, and when I came to a certain section, I heard a rather loud hissing noise - which startled me as my instant thought was that I had a snake - which would be very unusual in my region. After some further investigation (shaking the tall grass) the hissing got louder and longer and I noticed two bumble bees emerge from the base of the tall grass.
Do bumble bees hiss? Is it likely that I have a rather large swarm settling - the hissing was incredibly loud and threatening.
I have consciously tailored my garden to be wildlife friendly, however the area they have settled (if it is bees) is rather impractical and would look unsightly if i allow the grass to grow further.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.