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I'm new here and registered so I could ask for advice.These bees hatched this morning under the roof of the shed where my dogs sleep.They don't seem to be aggressive and just go back and forth busilly minding their own business .I wonder what to do with them.I'm reluctant to harm them but I don't know what they'll do from now on.Will they make a bigger nest,etc.
Any advice welcome.I'm in the south of Portugal.
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I don't know the species but they are almost certainly pollinators by the look of them. If I had them, I would just enjoy watching them go about their business. If they were seriously in my way, I would try to detach those nest holes and material and move them a small distance out of my way.

On my things to do list today is bundling up and cutting to length a pile of hollow plant stems I saved to make nesting material to attract leaf cutter bees and any of three or four varieties of small solitary bees and wasps that work my flower beds.
 

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I don't know the species but they are almost certainly pollinators by the look of them. If I had them, I would just enjoy watching them go about their business. If they were seriously in my way, I would try to detach those nest holes and material and move them a small distance out of my way.

On my things to do list today is bundling up and cutting to length a pile of hollow plant stems I saved to make nesting material to attract leaf cutter bees and any of three or four varieties of small solitary bees and wasps that work my flower beds.
Yes they look like polinaters to me too.As long as they don't grow too much in number I'll leave them alone,my only concern is that they get out of hand.I don't think I can remove the nest in one piece,it looks like it's made of mud and the shape doesn't help.So far they appear to be quite tame anyway.
 

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I'd leave them unless they are stinging people or causing damage. I am not familiar with Portuguese wildlife though, so I have no idea what they are or if they are dangerous.
 

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They're more noisy than anything else so far anyway.I've never seen these bees before but it appears they are collecting nectar and then regurgitate it into the cells.I imagine there are larvae in there being fed.I don't like to hurt wildlife ,especially polinating bees so I'll wait and see.
 
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