Posts tagged ‘bees’

May 21, 2011

Bees not honey bees

A bee keeper has just given me the news that the bees in my fleece are not honey bees but good to have in the garden anyway. I have put the bag back in same spot and they are happy polinating flowers in the garden. They are very cute bees, little little teddy bears with wings. I may have to needle felt a few! As long as they are happy they can stay put til the winter when they die off then the fleece can go on the compost heap. I’ll have to find another place to keep my fleece!

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May 21, 2011

Bees n wool

First there was the hedgehog in one of my fleeces now this morning I discover a nest of bees. I had filled the bath ready to wash some fleece, went to my off ground store (to keep hedgehogs out) and heard buzzing. On opening the bag I saw some wriggling bodies and quickly went to get my neighbour. We carried the bin bag between us accross the garden to an old greenhouse. Then I thought I should phone my bee keeping friend Mary to ask her what to do next. Anyway 3 calls later got hold of a bee man who said I needed to return bag to same place or the bees wouldn’t be able to find their way home. So back to my neighbour who helped me return the bag to same place, much to the relief of the buzzing bees that were now looking for their hive. Now I have to wait til someone can adopt my bees and relocate them!

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