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mcvane 07-16-2009 02:08 PM

Bumble Bees making a home under shed
 
Hi there.

We purchased our house last spring and last summer, there were instances of wasp hives/bee hives that formed in our shed. We have a big shed, maybe 12 feet by 8 feet but it is old, and I believe the foundation below it has rotted wood and an open space. Not settled gravel.

I destroyed the bee hives last year, which were inside the shed. This year, the bumblebee variety of bees has found a way to go through the side of our shed, under the cracks in the wood and they go in and out and gave my daughter a sting last week.

I sprayed in the cracks a few times with some hornet/bee killer - it foams up and is supposed to keep them away. But they are not going away, and are coming back. I'm not in the situation where hundreds of bees are here, but I want to prevent this.

Any suggestions?

Yoyizit 07-16-2009 03:01 PM

Are they wasps, bees, yellow jackets or bumblebees?

mcvane 07-16-2009 03:28 PM

Hi there. These are bumble-bees...the ones that are round and furry.

Yoyizit 07-16-2009 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcvane (Post 302696)
Hi there. These are bumble-bees...the ones that are round and furry.

Hello there. . .!

They fly slow and are not aggressive or vengeful. You should be able to bat them out of the air (their stingers always point down), or clobber the nest with a garden hose, 2x4's or almost any noxious chemical. Whack 'em and then give them an hour to cool off. They will probably abandon that nest.


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