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#1

I’m sorry if I’ve started not relevant topic… I need your advice.
can you give any info on hive located under ground? recently one was disturbed at our neighbors yard, now, there is a new hive in our yard…or maybe it was always there…not sure what to do. can it or should it be removed? what kind of bees live underground?


#2

Impossible to say without a photograph. There are many types of bees which routinely choose to live underground, including bumblebees and mining bees. However, I have also seen honey bees living apparently underground, in the foundations of a metal shed. They build comb suspended from the (usually plywood) floor of the shed, and they use the drainage holes in the bottom of the walls as an entrance. I have even seen them excavate some of the dirt around their chosen entrance to improve their access.

If you can take a photo and post it here, we can try to help you with something more accurate. :wink:


#3

Thank you! Here is the nest from my yard -


#4

And photos from my neighboors (I’m not sure is it the same breed):

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#5

I’m wondering if that might be some kind of wasp nest? Perhaps European wasp?


#6

Are you finding honey in any of the comb at all, there a wasp species that live underground in colonies and if you are not smelling honey I would be thinking you have found a wasps nest.
Without a photo of the insect itself it would be just conjecture.
Regards


#7

I’d say yellow jacket judging by the pictures. Lots of comb no inhabitants, exterminated?