Just out in the garden turning over the compost heap - and there's a bees' nest in it. We've covered it back over for now, but does anyone know the best thing to do? I don't want to destroy them, if we leave them there until the Autumn will they go away so that we can destroy the nest then? Would pest controllers get rid of them for us without killing them?
I've tried Googling, and the only information I can find is from a pest controller, who recommends poisoning them. I'd rather not, because they're so beneficial to the garden, but still don't want them where my dd plays.
I don't know what to do or where to find out what to do!
My Dad used to be a beekeeper and regularly used to go and collect bees nests/swarms - your police station may well have a number of the local beekeeper, or the beekeepers association. It's quite normal to call out a beekeeper - my dad used to get phoned up day and night to collect them - he even had to get one off a railway signal on the North East main railway line (the London to Edinburgh one) - he was on the news for that!