Every time anyone uses our wooden swingset, they get stung by bees. We have...

Asked September 18, 2017, 1:45 PM EDT

Every time anyone uses our wooden swingset, they get stung by bees. We have looked everywhere and cannot find a hive. The bees seem to be on the offensive and come after the kids, following them across the yard and on one occasion into the house. It isn't a swarm, per se, no more than 8-10 bees in any one instance. I don't want to just spray insecticide, but we can't find a hive to relocate. Suggestions?

Franklin County Ohio

1 Response

Have you checked for ground nesting native bees?
Also, sometimes wasps are misidentified as bess. If you can kill some of the bees following the kiddos, take the specimen to your local Extension office and have them confirmed as bees or wasps. They can then make a recommendation.