Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:43
I've read that the ones hovering around outside don't have a sting. I don't think that should make a difference anyway because of all the four bumble nests we have had over the last few years, we have never been stung. The bees just sound aggressive to some folk but are just concentrating on their short life cycle. I don't think they will reuse the nest again either. We have some in our blue tit box this year. Bumble Bee Conservation have a lot of advice.