Let Bumble Bees Nest On Your Bluebird Trail
The Bumble Bee is one of my favorite little creatures. If you ever have them take over a nest box, let them have it and place another box not too far from the site for the bluebirds.
Bumble Bees are large, hairy, black and yellow and have a black spot on their backs. They collect and carry pollen on their hind legs and bring it back to the hive. They perform unexcelled pollinating services for such crops as red clover and blueberries. Encourage the Bumble Bee in your garden, farm or bluebird trail and she will repay your kindess by polinating your flowers, fruits and vegetables and giving you an excellent set on your blossom.
This morning, I was working in the yard putting out some plants. A Bumble Bee lit on the tray I had my plants on. Then, I walked out to the nest box on the east side of my house and it is on the outer edge of my yard and has beautiful wild flowers growing. I saw several Bumble Bees working on the blooms. I've had them all over my yard for years and I have never been stung.
So, if the Bumble Bee needs a home on your trail, don't destroy it, help it!