Bees

On 23/05/2017 08:36, Rod Speed wrote:

> Hmm, we've always encouraged bees into our gardens and have never had a bee hive in or on the house. We deliberately plant flowers that the bees prefer. They never bother us.
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Humming aint gunna save your bacon now, boy.

Plenty of others have, including me.

That’s because you lot stink.
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I've had several stings from bees and wasps in my life. I therefore kill any I see.
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Mosquitoes and flys are much more persecuted, and they deserve it too.

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Totally persecuted. Last night I found out that bees are nesting in my parents garden.
My Mother wants shut of then "the grandkids will not be able to play in the garden" type of stuff Dad "They can, just not near the bees nest, leave the bees alone and tell the kids to keep clear of the nest" Mum "What if they get stung" Dad "It'll teach then to keep clear of the bees nest and do as they are told"
On 23/05/2017 07:55, Brian Gaff wrote:

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Even if they play near the nest, they'll prolly be OK. It's only if they were to start threatening the nest there'd be trouble (buzzing bricks at it or whatever).
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On Fri, 26 May 2017 18:27:48 +0100, ARW

Are you/they sure they're bees and not wasps?
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On 26/05/2017 20:29, Chris Hogg wrote:

Is that a rhetorical question?
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On Fri, 26 May 2017 21:39:17 +0100, ARW

No. Judging by what gets put up on the TV when they're discussing bees, many people don't know the difference.
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On 26/05/2017 21:52, Chris Hogg wrote:

I don't have a TV:-)
Deffo bees. Ill have a look and see what species they are later this weekend
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On Sat, 27 May 2017 15:02:29 +0100, ARW

If they're big and furry and living in an old mouse hole or hole in a wall, they're bumble bees, which are pretty docile and reluctant to sting (unless stepped on, barefoot DAMHIKT!). OTOH if they're in a hollow tree or old shed or outhouse, they could be honey bees, who might be a bit more aggressive. The bumbles can happily be left to their own devices, but the honey bees would be best dealt with by a beekeeper.
They might even be solitary bees, in which case ignore them completely. Most are incapable of stinging.
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On 27/05/2017 15:47, Chris Hogg wrote:

Thanks for that. They are nesting in a "Robin" bird box ie one with a letterbox shaped entrance.
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On Sat, 27 May 2017 16:45:10 +0100, ARW

Hmm...could be honey bees, but they usually size up the space available and go for something rather larger than a bird box. I'd guess bumbles.
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On 27/05/2017 17:17, Chris Hogg wrote:

Bumbles was also my Dad's suggestion. He is happy to leave them alone - just let nature be as it should be.
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"ARW" wrote in message wrote:

Common sense prevails.
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On 28/05/2017 09:05, Richard wrote:

And the bees are bumbles and they are staying:-)
There are not that many of them. Of course it was Bank Holiday Monday and pissing it down when I called in for a look.
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On 27/05/2017 16:45, ARW wrote:

I have a bee identification chart here so if you can post a picture I might be able to identify it.
I now know that some bees look almost the same as wasps so don't assume its a wasp just because its got bright yellow stripes.
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On Saturday, 27 May 2017 18:28:57 UTC+1, dennis@home wrote:

There was a TV program on last night where someone who'd had a car scrape y ard had just left it for years and it'd over grown into a wildlife type san ctuary, he showed a wasp spider that I;d never seen and that was new to him and a bee he hadnlt seen before it had a largish brown body loked a bit t riangluar in shape (and no it wasnlt a toblerone bee !) and a long probosus which it used on the flowers rather than spend much time landing on the, b ut the program never said what sort of bee it was, I'd never seen this type either.

That's what the spider had.
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On 31/05/2017 13:55, whisky-dave wrote:

The program was Springwatch and that was a "bee fly" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombyliidae
- not a bee at all. We get loads here (Hampshire). They are amazingly agile.
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We've got some Mason bees in the office wall here. A Low humming noise can be heard most of the day, but they seem as bees are to be rather busy.
Sometimes they fly in the office door and have to be shepherded out again silly sods!...
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