This forum is a place to discuss matters related to BWARS and general matters related to aculeates.
It is not intended as a forum for identification queries. We may add this feature in due course, but meanwhile, if you need help identifying bees, wasps and ants, please use either iSpot or the BWARS forum on Yahoo.
I have found a nest in my shed, I think they are a type of small hornet as they appear to be totally unfazed by my presence and have been non-aggressive on every occasion (4-6) I have entered the shed; I'm trying to decide if it needs treating or can be left. I'm happy to leave them to disperse in the autumn if it is a species which will not return to re-nest next year. I have a short video to allow for identification if anyone needs to see it?
Submitted by Nigel Jones on Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:28
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There are some 200 species of wild bees in the UK, called solitary bees because they make individual nest cells for their larvae. Some species nest in tunnels or holes in the ground, sandy banks and crumbling mortar while others use the hollow stems of dead plants such as bramble. They are harmless and do not sting or swarm so are safe to have in the garden and are very important pollinators.