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If the insects you see are round and furry with a single stripe-they will most likely be Bumblebees.


There are only about six common species of bumblebees left in the UK.


They have very small nests and they love:

  • blue-tit boxes
  • mouse holes
  • compost bins
  • somewhere on an undisturbed piece of land

They are excellent pollinators and thus provide us with seeds and fruits for ourselves and other mammals.

By the time you have noticed them they will have been there for at least two months and will disappear within three months. They do not reuse the same nest.

They will all die off in late summer leaving a few new young queens to go away and hibernate until next spring.


They do not destroy the fabric of any building. They are peaceful living insects which just want to collect nectar and pollen to feed their offspring. They are very reluctant to sting and only do so if severely provoked.

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