Saturday, May 26, 2007

Wasp Bike, North Fife

A Queen wasp hibernates over winter and starts a new bike (nest) building the first part herself, builds the cells for the first workers. These are fed and reared, about 20 or so who then add to the bike in increasing layers until by the end of the summer the numbers are huge, males and virgin queens are grown and the cycle goes on with the queens only over-wintering. With my preference non stinging insects how we here will cope with them remains to be seen. Insects abound everywhere not least in North Fife and since these wasps have made their residence under the lintel of a front window we will see in future posts the outcome. Watch this space. zzzzzzz

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