In our back yard there is a fence with large post being used. As I have returned from work and there has been a nest forming and now is about ten inches round. The bee’s pay no attention to the cows that come very close to them or even to our dog that barks and jumps up toward the bee’s. Do you have any Ideal on what type of bee’s we may be dealing with.
It sounds like this isn’t a bee nest but instead a Paper Wasp or a Bald Faced Hornet nest. They’ll commonly make a circular nest this time of year which can reach the size of a pie plate in roundness. You can read more about them in our WASP CONTROL ARTICLE. In fact there is a video on the site showing a nest treatment where you can see just what these will look like when fully assembled. From the video you should be able to make a comparison to your nest and figure out which species you currently have active.
And you’ll also learn a quick treatment with the WASP AND HORNET FREEZE would be the easiest way to shut down the activity and prevent any conflict with your dog or cows. As the nest grows, it will acquire more workers and nest members that won’t be as “ignoring” as the ones you see now. At this time the main mission is to stay focused and build the nest. Once built, there will be a lot more effort put at protecting it and that’s when the conflict is sure to occur.
Here are direct links to the information and products mentioned above:
Wasp Control Site www.wasps.net
Bee Hornet Freeze: www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/hornet-killer-15-oz
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