Bees

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Tengu

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Dad has a suspicion there is a nest in the garden.

(Knowing him it could be anything; Wasps, Starlings, Tyranids...)

Its a bit late now, I will (carefully) investigate tommorrow.

I assume if its honeybees then someone here may want them?

We are in North Wiltshire.
 

Tengu

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Oh, I am friends with them. Where do you think I get the wax?

I was wondering if anyone here would like first dibs.
 

Robson Valley

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Why disturb them? If some sort of bee has optimized living conditions in your Dad's garden, the best thing to do is watch them.
Usually, I have one or two bumble bee nests under by big garden shed. One at the front under the door step and the other
round the back where the firewood used to be stored. Bumble bees pollinate all my grapes. Not other bee or insect helps out at all.
I won't mess with success plus they are so funny to watch when they approach a mesh wire fence.
 
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Broch

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Oh, I am friends with them. Where do you think I get the wax?

I was wondering if anyone here would like first dibs.
I used to keep bees (don't now but that's a long story). A friend from the next valley walked over last week and left me a jar of honey, a carrier bag full of beeswax and half a dozen duck eggs. Because of the lock-down she didn't even knock so the first I knew of it was when I saw the stuff on the doorstep!
 
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Tengu

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Well, they seem to be bumble bees.

Dad said all sorts of bees have come out from the hole.

This is not useful.