Hi for a few weeks I had been seeing a few bumble bee workers flying into a clump of grass. I have identified the bee's as The Common Carder Bee well today I decided to investigate I pulled away the grass gently and found a small rectangle of grass. I opened up the grass to find a small wax ball which obviously was the nest but I put it back in as I didnt want to harm the colony luckly there was no bee's in the nest at the time. So I am guessing that the queen has just got her first generation of workers.
I will keep you updated on any new news on this colony
Post by sithmaster676 on Apr 28, 2007 21:06:35 GMT
Sounds cool Marshall, I had one in my garden a few years back, but the colonies only lived for a year. Then the queen flew off in spring. I found a new colony the following year, but if yours turns out like the one in my garden, it then got quite large in numbers Sithmaster676