Daylilies forum: why bees are digging in my vermiculite???

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Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Sep 20, 2015 6:56 AM CST
Hi everyone, I put the pots with seeds in vermiculite outside the house, and today they are full of bees! The bees move vermiculite and seem to dig. I don't know why. I'm afraid it can be dangerous! Any idea ? Many thanks!
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Claudia
Sep 20, 2015 7:38 AM CST
Some bees nest in the ground. I have a nest of bumble bees right by my Hold Your Horses daylily this year. I assume your bees are thinking to nest in your pots.
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore
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Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Sep 20, 2015 7:59 AM CST
I didn't know that! So I need to keep them far away!
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Claudia
Sep 20, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Yes! Thumbs up
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Sep 20, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Thank You! We already made a Little crate covered with garden net!
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Name: lottabeds13
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lottabeds13
Sep 20, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Each spring, as I sit before my raised beds, I from time to time see a bumble come out of the soil, up and away it goes....there are so many varieties of feral bees, I have just guessed what these little buggers of mine have been. Anyway, there are plenty of them around, and most are not in colonies, but are loners, and burrow in the soil to overwinter. So, if they bother you too much, tell them to come on over here!
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
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cybersix
Sep 21, 2015 12:53 AM CST
I never noticed any bee or bumble bee coming out of the soil, and I dodn't know they nest in the ground.
The bees were almost 20, we have a beekeper really near our house so I guess they were his bees.
The problem is only for now, because the pots are really small and there are seeds inside, infact yesterday I found one of the seed out, on the surface.
I was afraid they could do some sort of damage.
If they nest in the garden no problem for me!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Sep 21, 2015 6:07 AM CST
We have a small all black bee that comes out of the ground in my area. Not really sure if it is a bee, it may be a wasp. I am always afraid when I divided my daylilies that I may hit one of their nests.
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