Sorry i dont seam to be able to flag as a question. I hope it still gets noticed.
I have some bees nesting in a hole in my wall. Well, I assume they are nesting in the cavity. My initial reaction was to block the hole up and do all necessary to remove them. Luckily though i thought i would research first and I'm glad that i did. I always thought that a nest of bees anywhere around your house was bad news. Turns out this is wrong as long as they are the correct type of bees.
I am hoping that i have bumble bees and not honey bees. Please can someone kindly clarify the type of bees they are?
There seams to only be around 10 - 15. they seam clumsy and dosile. More than happy to have some more pets around the house
The tree bee has been expanding its range in the UK in recent years - they have a liking for vacant bird nest boxes among other above-ground sites.
I've read anecdotally that they can be a little bit more temperamental than other bumblebees but I don't know how common this is. I once inadvertently, and very briefly, put my head quite close to a garden bird box that was host to an active colony; they very quickly noticed the intrusion and a group of them were immediately buzzing around me but as soon as I backed off they returned to their business and were a bother to no-one. Having not imposed myself before on any other bumblebee nest I couldn't say whether this is typical or not!