Posted: 24/05/2012 at 22:52
Let them bee...if the queen has chosen her spot, then so bee it.
I had a bumble bee nest in my flower border right on top of my sun spot last year without the slightest trouble. You can hear them, you can watch them, I even filmed them, I never once felt any conflict and I honestly spent a lot of hours sun bathing and reading there.
The nest was taken over by a cuckoo bee that doesn't have nest building abilities and Bumble bees only live for forty days, so the whole thing was defunct by July.
Contrary to popular opinion, bumble bees don't swarm and a lot of them can't even sting,