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Are these bees????

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    Hanging and building in a tree in my garden.

    The look like bees, but never seen a type like this. Does anybody has some info about them???

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    I think we need much more of a close up....:D

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    i see them clearly tim. :)
    yikes! it looks scary! what are you gonna do about it?
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    Humm. I'd be getting a professional out to move them on personally! What if the little blighters decide to attack?
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    Just think of all that free honey....

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    ha! at the expense of getting sting?! i'd rather buy a bottle of it at the supermarket :)
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    Come and get it.:D

    Calling Arnie on Tuesday. Let him get stung.

    Still haven't seen these type of bees before. From a distance (They are 15 feet up). I thought they were ants or something. After taking a picture and zooming to 200mm I saw their red asses.....:(
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    Surely we have an apiarist amongst iPad Forum members who can advise on what is the best way forward. We seem to have experts here on almost every other topic....

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    As you wish.....

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    Oh Hell No! They could be killer bees from Pango Pango. 15 feet is not very far up ~

    Not for me.;)
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    They're honeybees. Just looked it up. If you leave them alone their is no problem.

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    Your a brave man for taking those photos, hats off to you! Call in the experts!
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    So ~ are you going to "leave them alone?"
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    Whatever you do don't harm them, as bees are essential pollinators who are under serious threat. If you don't want them in your garden get a professional to remove them safely. As long as you don't have kids they should be safe to ignore.

    Two years ago we had an external wasps nest in a barn that was a dazzling white papier mâché ball about 18 inches in diameter. Impressive construction.
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    I have two kids, but I showed them and told them to stay away. When I am back at work I will get a guy in to remove them. I will make sure I am there as well to make sure they are not hurt.

    Besides, Tim wants the honey.......

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    At last I found my lost kingdom!!!
    Call a pro to deal with them.
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    They must be travelling with the queen somewhere. We had a moving swarm on our school building, luckily 3 stories up and we had to make sure the students didn't stay in that area but they moved on a week later.
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    I don't know where you are but in the UK bees are a protected species so it is a crime to kill them......I know, I had them living in my wall cavity and eventually they got into my bedroom, imagine, a swarm in the bedroom! Anyway, no one would touch them, not the council, not pest controllers, no one so I just had to make do by filling the holes they were using myself.

    Wasps on the other hand, had two nests in the house last year (heard a buzzing as i was watching tv one night, looked up and the ceiling was a mass of wasps........i could have beaten Usain Bolt over 100m that night!) and the pest controllers did the business, like mass slaughter!

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