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arvo



Joined: 04 Dec 2006
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 2:23 pm    Post subject: EMERGENCY BUMBLEBEE RESCUE...  Reply with quote    

Sorry to use caps.

Neighbour has a nest of bumblebees above her door, discovered by builders.

Builders say 'Yikes its stripey kill it.'

Council say 'We can't move them.'

Result is they're going to brick/tile them in after having killed them.

Could we smoke them out (with a proper smoker obvs.) beforehand?

Any help asap would be great, the bees have got till dark. 9am tomoz, the council arrive.

Cheers

Arvo

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4345
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In the absence of any other replies, I would say surely smoking is worth a try to save a few, rather than kill the lot

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34195
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

um tricky for the bees,if it were me i would work round them,ie re tile re brick but leave them a hole to use as a doorway

relocation might kill em anyway imho but

any help?

pollyanna



Joined: 03 Nov 2012
Posts: 221

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Funnily enough we noticed bumbles going behind a facia board today. They have a nest!

The garden is full of bumbles going about their business, bumbling from flower to flower.

Why do some people want to kill everything?

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8407
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/faqs/moving-bumblebee-nests/

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a roll of fibreglass matting in the porch of the cabin which is now home to a bumbles bees. It's staying that way for the foreseeable.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 15036
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't know if it there are actually more bumble bees because there are so few honey bees or if it just seems that way...

madcat



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1265
Location: worcester
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 14 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are lucky we still have bumblebees.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 14 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The nest dies out each year so if it could be bricked round with a hole, that would solve the problem. Bumble bees don't tend to sting unless you put your hand or something on them. I know, I once got stung by one on the back as I was sitting into the car.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34195
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 14 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

how goes it for the bumbles?

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