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    Default Bees In The Backyard

    So my mother and I finally got around to getting yard work done, which involved cutting shoulder high grass in our huge backyard. After we had cut down certain areas of grass I noticed in the dirt a strange buzzing hum. I raked up the mulch and found that the buzzing was coming from a small mound of dirt with a bee crawling atop it. But I knew I heard more buzzing beyond that one bee so my mother raked back a bit of the dirt, and we discovered dozens of bees (big fat bumbel bees btw) crawling around the dirt patch going in and out of holes.

    I did some research and it does turn out that bees can buld nests in the ground. Now my mother wants the bees gone, as if anyone were to go into the backyard and step on the hive that would not be a good thing.

    So basically, I would like some advice as to how we should get rid of these bees? Whats the best and safest way to kill them? Or should we get beekeepers to come take them for us? Thanks for the advice.

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    [youtube="R-o6e57AEGo"]Bumble Bees[/youtube]

    Bumble bees are awesome, if you leave them alone they won't really sting unless stressed or threatened probably. And they will pollinate all your flowers and everything else in the vicinity.

    Now if you said hornets, wasps, or african bees that would be a different story.

    I suppose ring up a wild life expert and ask them to relocate the hive and what to do. Someone who cultivates honey and ask them to remove them, oh yeah beekeepers is the word. Ha establish your own hive and make free honey.

    Okay, okay maybe they are fine in the distance but can be an issue in a backyard. My parents were into beekeeping once and making honey and yeah they had to relocate the whole hive to a forest. I wonder what happened to the bees, the hobby did not last and the hive was neglected and left to its own devices, it was somewhere near the airport too. ha.

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    Yeah I guess contacting some beekeepers would be the best option, I mean I don't want to see the poor bees die, but I'd have to convince my mother to pay them money if they request it. I also just found a place that keeps bees and I may call them soon to see if they'll be able to come down and extract said bees.

    Now if they were japanese hornets or african killers bees than that be a whole different story seriously those things is scary :eek:

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