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General Q&A, Bee chat and only Bee chat please
 #14051  by Tom44
 14 Sep 2023, 10:35
Hi I have what I understand what are honey bees circling over my garden grass.
I am presuming they are nesting underneath but not sure since have no experience of this issue so was wondering if any one had any advice on what may be happening? They have been there for about 5 days now and just constantly swirl immediately above grass.

Thanks Tom
 #14053  by Tom44
 14 Sep 2023, 13:56
Not sure was told that they were honey bees will try upload picture but hard to get good photo since they are moving around so quickly!
 #14054  by NigelP
 14 Sep 2023, 15:41
Sounds like Miner bees, not honey bees.
Do they look a b it like this?

 #14055  by Tom44
 14 Sep 2023, 15:54
Actually they do look like that what do you think the position is my neighbour was complaining but didn't want to harm them so not sure what to do.
 #14056  by NigelP
 14 Sep 2023, 17:53
Don't mow your lawn for a week or so until they settle down for the winter :D . They lie dormant in their burrows overwinter. Suspsect this warm spell has got them miner bees life cycle.
 #14057  by Tom44
 14 Sep 2023, 18:20
Yes I was reading about Ivy miner bees and they come out late in the season so maybe that’s what they are.
 #14058  by AdamD
 15 Sep 2023, 08:10
Any excuse to not mow the lawn is good enough for me.
 #14125  by bees_love
 23 Oct 2023, 11:46
This is wonder for me, Its reality, I was reading about this,