I moved a large bumble bee nest over a week ago (which was an adventure!). There are/were over 350 of them, nesting under a discarded shower basin under a hedge – right where my new decking was being put.
All the websites said it was difficult to move bumble bee nests.. and they were right. You have to catch them all as a relatively small percentage of them are the foragers – bringing back food. Even a small number of deaths can result in the death of the whole nest.
Nikon D80, ISO400, 1/200, f/9, Sigma 105mm Macro lens at 105mm.