If you can, please leave bees alone
Over the last couple of weeks I have visited a number of houses in the New Romney area in the evenings, where residents have been concerned about bees which have appeared in holes in their walls, under sheds or in bird boxes.
The most familiar scenario is a colony of bumble bees taking up residence in the small insulation hole left in the brickwork in a house and where they then nest in the cavity wall. Bumble bee nests are reasonably small and tend to hold only 100 bees per colony and the nest will disintegrate by the end of the summer.
Most bumble bee nests tend to associate themselves in an old vole burrow in the long grass or if near buildings where mice are present. Under garden sheds is another classic or in a garage and they access their nest from the bottom of the garage doors.
In both cases I would recommend, if the residents