Posted: 06/06/2012 at 10:40
On Monday it was quite warm where we live and as we were loading up the car for a day out (about 8am) we noticed a relatively loud buzzing from the Laurel bush at the top of the drive. As I said we where on our way out and so left it, but clocked it for further inspection.
Yesterday was pretty grey and misrable but I decided to go out and just double check the bush. There was still buzzing but really quiet this time
It's approx 7 - 8ft tall and 7ft long and say 5ft wide so a decent size, and is pretty dense. There is a ginnel (pathway for those of you who are non Lancastrian) that runs the other side of the bush as a public footpath.
Now my concerns are:-
1) are these likely to be bees setting up home in there, (I was working on theory there seemed to be more activity when it as warm, I didn't look just in case it was and I might get stung)
2) because the bush is ours do we need to take responsibility for this or should it be the council because it is right next to a public foot path which is used a fair bit by dog walkers, mums and kids going to the local school down the road etc.
3) if it is our responsibility is it just easier to call the local bee keeping society? (bearing in mind I haven't looked in the bush because I don't really want to disturb bees if I don't need to)