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Ground Bee nest hit by riding lawnmower #725747

Asked September 21, 2020, 12:26 PM EDT

We have a ground bee nest that was hit by our riding lawnmower or dug up by an animal.  Is there anything we can do to help the bees repair the damage?

Kalamazoo County Michigan

Expert Response

Hello,

Honeybees do not nest in the ground. It's more likely your little friends are ground nesting yellowjackets rather than bees. Yellowjackets are not pollinators but they are aggressive jerks this time of year. They will die out on their own over the winter. If you want to get rid of them quickly dump a half cup of Sevin Garden Dust down the hole they are using.

For more see http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/getting_rid_of_wasps_nests

Best regards,

Howard

 

 


Howard Russell Replied September 21, 2020, 6:03 PM EDT

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