bumble bee nest

Asked May 16, 2016, 1:42 PM EDT

i was moving a leaf pile in my garden and slightly uncovered a bumble bee nest. what should i do? i threw some leaves back over the nest but am afraid that won't be enough to protect them! don't want to harm them.

Hanover County Virginia

1 Response

I would recommend just marking the nest so that you don't disturb it again. Unfortunately, if any damage was done, it was already done. Hives are often moved to other locations or into boxes which would seemingly be more damaging then what you have described. So depending on the amount of damage already present, the colony will be able to fix the damage and continue to thrive.