Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bumblebee hives come and go

We always have beehive in the garden. The previous one died out and soon replaced with this new one.

I've learned from the internet that bumblebees (i 99% think that they are?) are entirely harmless if left alone, so i keep them. In return, they repay my kindness by pollinating my flowers, fruit and vegetables. Their presence also brings my garden to life. And i noticed, their nests last only a few months.

Will you keep a beehive or get rid of it if you found one in your garden?

5 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I always leave them alone. Don't want to make the bees angry.

Malar said...

We had them back in Hometown when i was teen! We leave it alone. They never disturb us!

Autumn Belle said...

I think this is like living with a time bomb. Despite the good they do, I am actually afraid of their stings, especially after all the news about them attacking people. I will be very worried if I have small children at home.

Nanniepannie said...

I think it would be a little scary, I'd ask an expert. What kind of bees are they? Honey Bees are a good thing,I think. Good luck with that.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I'm afraid of stings and I don't think my folks will want to keep one , especially if it is near the house. What if it grows larger and larger?