small hornets nest

jones60May 25, 2012

I do not killing things for no reason. I just noticed a small hornets nest being built near my walkway but on the side of my garage up high. I was cleaning a clogged gutter and saw it. Should I remove it as I know how big they get or leave it. I can see taking it down now but do not want to kill any bees its MAY here in Ct. If I get it down will the bee nest elsewhere or should I just leave it alone. Mostly afraid of how big it gets and will they renest elsewhere. Weather has been so bad figured now is a good time. The bess left as I was trying to unclog the gutter. I feel I should knock it down now but do not want to kill them? What should I do???

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Yes, knock it down for safety reason, if you think it's dangerous from getting stung, do it in the dark with a flashlight quick. They should all go somewhere else in day light,..give it a couple of days. The queen would probably start a new colony, worker bees might be joining other colonies like honey bees do, or at least live their lives as solitary bees, still helping to control pest insects and or pollinating etc.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 1:15AM
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jones60

I only see one bee no others yet.He/she keeps coming out thru its tunnel looks like a tornado. I see it fly away alot is that a good time to do it. Also its late may here in CT can they start another house?

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 3:58PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

It's probably the queen bee just starting, yes, still early to start over a new nest.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:15PM
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jones60

whats odd I have not seen the bee at all in 3 days? Did she leave the nest and go elsewhere or what. Was going to knock it down but was going to do it when I saw her leave but haven't seen her at all?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 4:22PM
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