Hornet

Queen wasp building a nestAs the weather warms up you’ll probably notice large wasps flying about.

Most of these will be Queen wasps looking for suitable places to start building her nest.

The Queens mated last year and have hibernated over the winter period and now emerge as the temperature warms up.

The rest of last years colony have died.  Wasps are considered pests by many people but wasps help the gardener by eating caterpillars and aphids.

The large yellow and black insects flying about are not only Queen wasps though, there are also Hornets.

Hornet

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One Response to Hornet

  1. Nina says:

    Thanks for the help in identifying this critter. I have a garden and this year they have populated the garden so much that I have not been able to get near it.

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