Bumble Bees Behind the House Siding

crimsonrosesMarch 18, 2006


I moved late last summer. On the corner of the house by the back door is a gap in the siding. I noticed bumble bees flying in and out, in addition to wasps.

I am wondering what to do. I guess the goal is basically to be able to seal up the gap, but not kill the bees, since they are not agressive. Though the wasps can be. They scare me. I don't know what to do.

Are the insects currently hibernating behind the siding, or can I seal the gap up before it warms up without the hive dying slowly inside?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Now is the time to do it, There may be a dormant queen in there but no workers or brood to contend with. I would spray the cavity lightly with malathion and patch the hole.
I only wish that everyone cared half as much as you. If you need any more information, contact me

    Bookmark   March 19, 2006 at 8:51AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Observation Hive
I'm interested in setting up an observation hive. I...
Wasps Buzzing on my Conifers
I saw a lot of yellow wasps buzzing on the two conifer...
Raising Bumble Bees for the Home Gardner
Hello Garden Web Friends, For the past few years, I...
Sunrise Vineyards
Will Rosemary attract bees?
I am planning a small bed at my daughter's school and...
Where do bumblebees live?
I have hundreds of bumblebees ( ID'd from a photo in...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™