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  1. #1
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    Apr 2008
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    Default preserving a bumble bee nest

    I have a bumblebee nest under an old sheet of wood that was under a dog kennel once upon a time before we lived here. I think they've recolonized a mouse nest. I don't mind them and they aren't bothering my honeybees, but we want to take that wood to the dump. How should I proceed? If I leave it until next year will they move on to another spot? And/or, if I just carefully take away the wood, are they likely burrowed into the ground enough that it won't matter? Their entrance is a kind of broken up hole in the wood, so I'm not sure what they have going on in there.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2008
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    Venango/Crawford Pennsylvania
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    Bee Suit!

  3. #3
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    Only the queen will overwinter the others are gone. So if you wait until then it should be no problem. There is a good write up in the ABJ this month about it.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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