Thousands of bees on allotment
Myself and my adjacent plotholder have a problem with what we think are solitary or burrowing bees. We had a few this time last year but this year we have thousands. Although they do not seem aggressive, and we know they are beneficial insects, there are simply too many now to be able to work the plot in full confidence. Whilst we try to garden organically we have now got to the point where it has got out of hand. Have contacted the local authority allotment officer who says he has never come across it before and has no idea what to do. Have been referred to pest control but no reply from them as yet. As we are not 100% sure what type of bee they are we are scared that we are going to be stung or a swarm will form. Advice will be gratefully received.