2 weeks ago we started to notice the odd bee in our house by the window (or dead at the bottom of the window)
I’ve just got back from a 1 week holiday and there were about 6 dead bees in my bath.
Some are very large!
I don’t know what to do about it. I’m not particularly bothered if it’s just 1 bee per day but my 6 year old daughter gets back from holiday this week and I don’t want her treading on dead bees (or being freaked out by the massive ones!)
Any advice welcome. Thanks.
What sort are they? can you describe them? maybe there is a nest nearby/in the house wall or eaves…perhaps they are getting into the bathroom and then can’t find a way out so are dying of starvation? Bombus terrestris/leucorum are both quite common and when the nest is in it’s prime they can be quite ‘rhobust’ (flying mice)
If they are 2 cm+ the chances are that the very large ones are newly hatched queens.