Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

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Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257505 bill1953
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:33 am

Yesterday evening I went in the bathroom and heard a very loud buzzing and found a huge bumble bee in there. Let it out, shut the windows and first thing this morning there's another! In five years I have never seen one let alone two.Now,the cat is in the habit of pulling the end panel off the bath in his delusional belief that there are rats under the bath. He's done it so many times I have given up putting it back and it's loose. I am wondering if there is a nest of bees there? They were great big bees or for those preferring to be more precise, Apidae Bombinae
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257507 trinder
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:52 am

I too have seen a number of really big bumble bees. Having just read Milly mollie manders article about Bees I think I was just a bit more aware of them.
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257508 bill1953
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:55 am

There seems to be a lot about with the unusual warm weather but I can't understand how the second one got in the bathroom when the windows were shut! Going to have a bath in a minute so will be wary of buzzing noises under the bath!
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257509 Odsox
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:39 am

It's too early for bumble bees nests, but it is exactly the right time for the overwintered queens to be looking for a suitable spot to build a nest.
They will investigate any likely looking hole and crevice, and a dark spot underneath your bath would certainly deserve a closer look.
Just keep closing the window at night and even if you trap one overnight they will soon work out that it is perhaps NOT a good place to nest.
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257510 bill1953
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:48 am

Thanks Tony but I cant work out how thw second one got in? Unless they arrived together and that one was still under the bath when I shut the windows? The cat is convinced there's rats under the bath, maybe there's a way in from outside that the bees found?
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257514 bill1953
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:13 pm

Solved! I was in the bath when bumble bee no.3 appeared from nowhere! Have checked outside and the bath overflow pipe has enough space between it and the bricks for them to get in. Obviously looking for a nest site like Tony said and then coming out via the loose panel. They're welcome to nest under the bath but the panel's getting fixed. I am starting to think bumble bees 1,2. and 3 are one and the same.
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257519 Thomzo
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:01 pm

bill1953 wrote: I am starting to think bumble bees 1,2. and 3 are one and the same.


I bet they think that all humans look alike too. :lol:

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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257520 baldybloke
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:12 pm

As in human beeings?
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257525 Thomzo
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:08 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257528 Thomzo
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:27 pm

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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257531 bill1953
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:06 pm

Meant it was the same overwintering queen!
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257533 bill1953
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:31 pm

You're so cute xxx
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257564 Millymollymandy
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Re: Bumble Bees in the Bathroom

Post: #257575 bill1953
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:11 pm

Bumble bee no.4 appeared this morning :dontknow:
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