Well, I had had some help from a friend some months back, and unfortunately she unknowingly buried the bees nest under a huge pile of cleared weeds and hacked down brambles.
She, quite rightly, thought she was just putting rubbish on a compost heap, not on a bees nest.
I watched helplessly as the worker bees returned to their home, only to find the entrance completely gone. They searched in vain for a way in, as I tried to clear the 'rubble' off the nest, but the foliage had entwined itself and it was impossible.
That even if their nest was destroyed, they built it back up again.
Last but not least, that one person's rubbish heap is another's haven or work of art.
I think this made it a little hard to decipher exactly what I was offering. Perhaps it looked a bit like a jumbled compost heap.
But, for whatever reason, I didn't. And I have decided not to beat myself up about it.