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    Bumble Bees

    Have discovered a nest/hive of Bumble Bees under the house, in accessible unfortunately, probably why they are there.

    Bloody dog chases them and will get stung, last year she copped a few and had a swollen face for a couple days!

    Any ideas on how to move them on, if needs be get rid of them.

    Appreciate any ideas

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    Bumble bees bite, don't sting I think?
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    Hooded wetsuit with full face mask, fly spray and a lighter.

    Edit: plus a hand full of brave pills.
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    Just like muff diving
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    if you can find where they get in you can dust the area around that hole with a proprietary wasp killer that you buy at Mitre Ten or Bunnings. I think its called Carberyl . The little critturs get the dust on themselves and carry it into the hive and kill the rest of them by contact.

    Personally I dont like to do that - I like bumble bees and there are not huge numbers of them at any time , but it may be your best option.....
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    Get some Ecomist Sniper it's a residual spray, natural, and bloody good, check Economist on line
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Bumble bees bite, don't sting I think?
    They do sting. Worse than bee stings.
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    + 1 on what muzza said. They live in the ground not a nest as per say more a burrow.

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    Get a photo! I never knew bumble bees had nest. Fat huas make for fun shooting with a bb gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Get a photo! I never knew bumble bees had nest. Fat huas make for fun shooting with a bb gun

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    I thought they were capable of both?
    Had a big bloody nest in my compost bin a couple of years ago. Discovered it when i started turning it over shit did i get inside fast!

    Read up on them, fairly rare to have one. Highly prized by tomato farmers i think. So you may be able to get it moved.
    They need a ridiculous hive temperature of something around 40c.
    It is possible to harvest honey but only very small amounts or hive will die.
    Small numbers in a hive 50-150 tho that's plenty when you have just put a garden fork in it !

    I kinda like bees so just left my hive and bought compost. Next year they had moved on.
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    [QUOTE=POME;187890]They do sting. Worse than bee stings.[/QUOTE
    Well Pomme I've learnt something tonite, my mum lied to me! They can sting repeatedly! Thanks for that
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    Cheers Guys

    I like them too and reluctant to kill them.

    My understanding with stings is they just sting the once, they have a barb on stinger so gets left behind and that is why they sting like a MOFO! Bees then die. That stuff I learnt at Primary school a friggin age ago now so may be wrong!

    Moving not possible as there are under the house and no space to manoeuvre.

    May just leave them for a bit, if they become a problem will take the next step as a Bumble Bee exterminator.

    I would be even more tempted to leave them if I was confident they would move on, time for some more googling stuff.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Cheers Guys

    I like them too and reluctant to kill them.

    My understanding with stings is they just sting the once, they have a barb on stinger so gets left behind and that is why they sting like a MOFO! Bees then die. That stuff I learnt at Primary school a friggin age ago now so may be wrong!

    Moving not possible as there are under the house and no space to manoeuvre.

    May just leave them for a bit, if they become a problem will take the next step as a Bumble Bee exterminator.

    I would be even more tempted to leave them if I was confident they would move on, time for some more googling stuff.

    Cheers

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    Good friend of mine is a beekeeper, he removes hives of all shapes and sizes all the time. I could ask him what the best plan of action is for a bumblebee nest if you would like?
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