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Bumble Bee looking for a new home!

Posted by Konrad___far_north 3 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 23, 05 at 2:04

I have been watching for a couple of days now, some nice looking Queen I suppose, flying close to the ground, looking for a hole to make a nest..... have you seen them too?
I would like to put some Clay pots upside down into the ground, bottom slightly above ground, someone has mentioned!
Are there any other methods to attract them??
Konrad


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RE: Bumble Bee looking for a new home!

i have never heard of that! interesting.

one year, i had them nest inside the north wall of my shed. that was the year after i had loads of pollen plants for them: purple blooming and sunflowers.

i believe they prefer north for the cool and shade.


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RE: Bumble Bee looking for a new home!

Watch them fly a ground hugging serpentine pattern as they sniff out old mouse nests to set up housekeeping in.
The fluff like dryer lint would be attractive to them if you put a wad of it in the pot.


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