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Old 08-05-2018, 08:03 PM   #11
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Last year we had ground bees. I think they are called honey bees. I had never heard of this before and spent ages just watching them go in and out of this hole in the ground. They were very docile too in spite of looking more like a wasp.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:18 PM   #12
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I think there are masses of varieties and a lot live in the ground and wood. They didn't teach us that at school so not sure what use the biology lessons were apart from dissecting bulls eyes and frogs - seriously when in life would you ever do that but learning about the birds and the bees !! well that would have prepared wouldn't it !
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How are your bees getting on?
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Old 16-05-2018, 09:28 AM   #14
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Yes, how are your bees, mine are still very busy blocking up the holes with mud and spit, they must have laid a lot of eggs by now.
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yes super thanks. I moved it and they all seem to have found it though I have had a few flying round the conservatory with the spiders licking their lips..eeerieeee. The tubular chimes do swing in the wind though and make a clunk noise so now thinking poor little things may need ear muffs. ill see if can stop them moving round so much. Nice to hear bee stories still , keep us all posted, ill take picky it get chance , CB
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Old 17-05-2018, 05:56 PM   #16
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We made a bee garden last year, which was also an excuse to grow some tortoise food.
We bought one of those bee house thingys and the solitary leafcutter bees have loved it. So fascinating to watch.

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Old 19-05-2018, 08:42 PM   #17
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oh wow that's brilliant so we have leafcutter bees too...I think I need to do much more research. I have some in an old log too, I wonder if they are leafcutter ones? I will make a note and look harder. it would be nice to know the state of bees across the UK wouldn't it as not seen many bumbles this year at all, CB
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