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 I have a colony of bees living in my compost pile! 
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Post I have a colony of bees living in my compost pile!
Can anyone identify them? They are small. At first I thought they might be Mason bees but there is a whole colony. They are very active and have dug a hole in the pile about 2 inches in diameter and deep. I would prefer not to harm them. They don't seem to be very aggressive but I have not pushed my luck by invading their space! I need to mow the lawn. Any suggestions? Thanks, Glenn


Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:17 am
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Post Re: I have a colony of bees living in my compost pile!
I would probably mow around them and leave the smallest part that I could so they'd be happy.

I was digging in the soil a couple of years ago and inadvertently dug up a yellow jacket nest. I got stung. It hurt.
John S
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Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:10 pm
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Post Re: I have a colony of bees living in my compost pile!
Thanks John, that's probably what I'll do. Although I am a little concerned about their ability to survive the coming Winter? Glenn


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