However, they are in direct line of the narrow passage that Mom walks through to do her gardening and have been harassing her everyday.
I thought some wood colored caulk would take care of the problem. I caulked all the holes I could see as well as below the fence where they seemed to have dug their entrance ways.
I figured if I closed the doors to their entrance ways, they'd go somewhere else to set up their villages.
This golden bee tried to go in, then seemed to look at me and say, "OK...I give up, I think I'll head toward Kaneohe instead."
What a shock when I woke up this morning! I thought maybe Art didn't think I did a good enough job and had dug the holes out for me to redo. No, he wouldn't do that, but he always says I look for a way to place the blame on him first.
Then I looked below the holes and realized the bees had dug out the caulking I did the evening before all by themselves. Good grief!
OK... they've won this battle.
Unfortunately, I will have to escalate. I'll be caulking in the morning to give the caulk more time to dry. And I'm going to use a mirror to find all the holes below eye level that I must have missed before.
It's not over yet!
POSTSCRIPT: I'm glad to know the male bees don't sting. It's only the females that do. I thought I heard something under Art's breath when I told him, but he denies it completely. Now then... how can you tell which are the boy bees?