Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cat Bees


We discovered that a nest of bumblebees took over 'Mama's House' shelter!  I had cleaned out the old straw from The Cat Hotel, and was doing the same to Mama's House, when I saw bees flying all around me.  I stepped away, and then peeked over the edge and watched the furry, fat bees wriggling around in the straw!

Just after dark, The Hubby and I carried Mama's House out the the back of our yard, and set it up on bricks so the bumblebees can continue their residency until it gets cold again.  The PO'M and Sweetie only use The Cat Hotel, but I've kept Mama's House ready in case we had a new cat visitor or as a less-insulated, summer abode.

Mama's Bee House Shelter
Funny thing is, I placed a Bee House for native, non-hiving bees on the barn months ago, and we had a lot of visitors to that!

The hollow bamboo is purrfect for bee nests!
Am thinking about nailing up a few signs, "This Property Protected By Cat Bees!"

22 comments:

Brian said...

WOW, you have feral bees!

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a very cool bees nest/house that you had hung up. I guess they like Mama's House better now.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

lol.. feral bees, I love it. I wish I could put up a bee house but my husband has a near phobia about bees and wasps and he would really hate it.

Terri said...

How wonderful! Bees need all the help they can get. We hope you don't get any of those hybrid ones that are aggressive :(

Valentine said...

I luv bees. We get all kinds, 'cause Mom has lots of flowers in the garden. The fat bees are my favs! Did you know that they wear yellow socks?! Tee hee hee. Mom asks if you get pesky wasps trying to take over the bee house? We get lots of pesky wasps in our yard.

Tamago said...

Bumblebees got a nice home for this summer :-)
I love the bee house made with bamboo!

Madi and Mom said...

OMBeeeeees that is quite interesting and the bamboo house is a first for us. So you kinda have a bee B&B? MOLMOL I crack myself up
Hugs madi your bfff

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz...total lee awesum mom N dad iz lookin out for em...ther numberz bee dwindlin each yeer N thatz KNOT a good thing ~~ :( ♥♥♥

Rene said...

Wow, that's pretty neat that you have bees. It's neat to hear that those bee houses work--I had wondered about that.

Marg said...

Bet that is interesting watching the bees and what they do. You all have a great day.

The Swiss Cats said...

Those bees are lucky that you gave them that nice house. Purrs

The Whiskeratti said...

Cat bees.... Well, that's new !

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I've heard so many different challenges modern bees are experiencing - I bet Mother Earth thanks you for taking care of her creatures.

Katie Isabella said...

Thank you from the heart for taking care of those bees and also relocating Mama'a house. And a bee house! I would love one.

The Island Cats said...

Well, at least those bees have a nice place to stay.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Yikes, I would have freaked out!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Cat bees, that is a new one :) I like that bamboo bee house , that is really unique.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Cat bees! We love it! We also think that bee house is pretty darn cool. We had never even heard of those, let alone see one!

edie said...

That bee house is cool.

kathy b said...

My mason bee house is getting nesters too! Love helping the pollnators!

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! You're lucky you didn't get stung. Guess they outgrew the bee house.

Deziz World said...

OMC!!!! Are you crazy?!!! Bees? They're scary. We wouldn't want any bees 'round here. We're fur sure not puttin' up houses fur 'em. MOL Be careful ya' don't get stung. They'll bite the hand that feeds 'em fur sure. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena