Hello all...I am new here, so please excuse me if I have posted this in the incorrect spot!
I am working to reduce the area of lawn that i have and in some spots near the house i would like to place some flower gardens. i staked out the "phase 1" area yesterday and hubby started tilling. was going well until he apparently hit a bumblebee nest.
he went back out later on and saw what he believed was a portion of their nest (there were several bees on it), so he moved it to the edge of the woods. however, it is now about 24 hours later and the bees are still flitting all over the tilled area (poor things...they're probably so confused).
any ideas on what to do here? we were planning to till again later this week, then spread composted manure and till again, then start planting next month. but, man, these bees are all over the place! any thoughts on how i can get them to settle down and set up camp somewhere else? i like bumblebees as much as the next gardener, but really prefer their nest not be located within my garden!!
thanks for any help!