help I,ve got a colony under ground!!!

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stuart 

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I have one hive + colony and seem to be doing quite well, bought them on the 1st April, nuke on 5 frames with a queen marked green, clipped wings.
This pm I have discovered another colony nesting in the ground about 10 foot from the front door. These bees are different as they are predominantly black.
I don't believe mine have swarmed and they are not bumble bees.
*How can I tempt them out, has anyone just lost a colony? They are foraging and returning to the hive with pollen. I fear as their numbers swell, because of the location, they will become an issue.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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It would be very unusual for honey bees to set up under ground.
 

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Yep, I agree but if not what could they bee identical all but for the colour to my colony
 

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Dont suppose you have a picture of them?
 

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No they are all tucked in for the night but I can take a photo in the mornning
 

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OK can I assume they are honey bees. How can I tempt them out? I have travelling box put next to the hive with a little bit of lure added, any ideas
 

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They must be in some sort of cavity - is there a drain cover or something under the surface?
 

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Can you open the manhole? They may have attached comb to the underside of the lid.
 

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You will have to get access to them by lifting the cover only bare in mind the comb may be attached to it.
 

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Morning all. have two photos' to view. A bee and the hole tried to upload the pictures but recieved security error I can email poss to admin first?
 

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I am not 100% sure from the photo that they are honey bees.
 

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Looks like a bombus to me...hard to tell but dark and very hairy...mind you could be one of my neighbours!!!!
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