Badgers and Red-tailed Bumblebees

Had this report from a resident of Westfield, very upsetting.

So disheartened this morning. A badger has dug out our Red-tailed Bumblebee nest on the rockery. They are busy flying around with nowhere to go, many are dying off. It was well and truly destroyed. A few bees are huddled by a rock but most have dispersed and a lot have died. It was a successful nest until the badger got there.
This is the 3rd nest of bumblebees we have lost this year through badgers, no wonder numbers are dropping. Don’t know what to do about it. Badgers are very hard to stop.
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