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Bees Preparing Ground Nests for Winter

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Winter weather is on the way, and Yellow Jackets and Bees are preparing hives underground.

The ground nests can be in a hole around 2 to 4 inches. Jeff Ewelt, Executive Director of Zoo Montana said the cold weather is causing them to move underground.

He also said they are looking for warm areas to migrate, like your house, so be cautious.

"They're building these nests underground and packing it in so the queen is nice and safe underground, and most of those bees that are doing all that work will end up dying when winter comes," Ewelt said.

Ewelt also said if you find a ground nest in your yard, do not remove it yourself. He says to call a bee keeper or pest control service to help.