Posted: 30/06/2013 at 13:23
Over the years we have had mason bees, 5 wasps nests and probably wild bees nesting somewhere as well. We had 1 wasps nest in one of our compost bins, we managed to ignore each other for the whole of the season. The one in the garden shed was a bit trickier as we needed to get in and out for tools etc. When we took it down in the winter its structure was fantasic all these tiny perfect little cells, amazing. The 2 we had in a low stone wall had me running for cover as we managed to cover the entrance with a tarpaulin full of hedge clippings. Had to leave it for a couple of days due to heavy rain and when I came to move it the wasps didn't like it at all. The other half got quite badly stung when he strimmed too close to the entrance of another nest in a bank, and I'd already told him where it was and to be careful. He gets carried away with machinery. Lots of bees on our Pyrocantha, which is covered in flowers at present.