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Offline Beestamble

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underground bees
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:10:16 pm »
I'm sorry if I've created not relevant topic.. I need your advice.
can you give any info on hive located under ground? recently one was disturbed at our neighbors yard, now, there is a new hive in our yard...or maybe it was always there...not sure what to do. can it or should it be removed? what kind of bees live underground?

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Re: underground bees
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 05:47:46 pm »
Are they Honeybees? They may be Yellow Jackets. Bumblebees will also nest in the ground if the conditions are favorable.

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Re: underground bees
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 10:58:01 pm »
Beestamble,
Where are you located? Are you located in Africanized Honey Bee territory (AHB).
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Re: underground bees
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 12:54:22 am »
There's a red wasp that nests in the ground and reportedly preys on cicadas.
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Re: underground bees
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 12:54:15 pm »
The cicada killers around here I would describe as yellow, black.  No red.  They are HUGE.  No mistaking them for anything else.  There are several varieties that are different colors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_speciosus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecius_grandis

Around here I mostly find them in the dirt in gaps in stone retaining walls and in the ground under cedar trees.
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