How to move bumblebees?
While moving a lawn & leaf bag near my compost pile I stumbled upon a nest of what I think are bumblebees. They appear to bee (ha) in a collection of grass clippings that were inside the bag. I am an avid gardener and understand the concern about harming any pollinators.
My question is - What can I do to convince them to move elsewhere? Peacefully?
They do not appear to be agressive but now that I have exposed their hive and have to walk within 2ft of it, I am concerned they might think I am trying to harm them. Will spraying a stream of water so their home is soggy convince them to move elsewhere?
Any ideas are certainly welcome.