I took the lid off my compost bin and was instantly surrounded by honey bees. They weren't aggressive and I didn't get any stings. My best guess for why they are there was the fruit peelings that I had deposited the day before and not stirred in. It was also warm in the black bin.
I left the lid off to discourage the bees from moving in although I don't mind them feeding there while getting ready for winter.
Has anyone else had this happen with their compost? Does anyone have suggestions for anything else to do to keep them from making a home in my compost bin?