Bees making nest in water meter vault
My water meter is inside a concrete vault buried in my front yard. Today I noticed a steady stream of bees coming in and out of the hole in the concrete cap that the meter reader uses to pry the cap off so he can read the meter. He will be in for a surprise when he opens it up. I notice very few bees around my area this year and I have several fruit trees still in bloom so I was thinking about just leaving them alone, at least until the meter is next due to be read in about a month.
I figure I could probably kill them if need be by just covering up the hole they are using to get in and out. If any bee keepers in the North Orange County area of California want them come and get them.