Bumble bees

Asked August 12, 2019, 2:16 PM EDT

I have some bumble bees that have made it into an inaccessible area of my pop up tent trailer. Finding dead and almost dead bumble bees. Is there any way to encourage them to swarm the colony to another location?

Albany County Wyoming

1 Response

Sadly bumble bees do not swarm. A bumble bee colony is more like an apartment complex with individual homes, while semi-social animals they do not behave like honey bees. Best thing to do is find where they are entering and seal that spot so they can't get in. Trying to relocate a bumble bee nest is difficult, but possible if done late in the evening.