You think you've got problems.
"[UK] Britain's biggest wasp nest has been discovered in a pub in
Southampton... measuring a staggering 6ft by 5ft and containing half a
Damn! ....that's reasonable grounds to bring in a Vergeltungswaffe 2
(V2 rocket)! An M2 flamethrower at the very least. Also, I recommend
two of either one ....er 2. ;)
I dunno, I've enountered a lot of hornets (bald faced in this part of the
world), and they tend to leave me alone.
I'd imagine they wouldn't take too kindly to their nest being buggered,
though, but the few I've had in my smoker over the years didn't put up any
trouble when I disturbed them.
On Wed, 04 Aug 2010 09:38:27 -0400, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
Yeah, I thought that - where's the picture? I didn't see anything in the
article to say they weren't plain ol' wasps.
(I recall UK wasps as being naturally far more agressive than the ones I
see now here in the US - and UK hornets being quite rare things, often
seen in isolation)
I suppose you call all of those stinging insects "bees". ;-)
As a general rule bees and hornets live inside the nest. Wasps only
use the nest to lay eggs in and they live outside the nest.
Some years ago I did do a study on these animals and had a board with
about 2 dozen different varieties of bee/hornet/wasp type insects to
try to clear the air on this.
I assume there are cultural differences and people do blur the line
between them in different places but this is the way I have been
No-- The order of Hymenoptera is made up of Bees, Wasps, and ants.
Hornets are wasps. [no hair, don't eat pollen & have slender waist]
General rule, but not all-- See the Mexican honey wasp nest-
[that guy has quite a collection]
This is the way I learned it-- though not from CO;
Note that they lump the hornets and yellowjackets in with the social
So did you see a species mentioned, or do you know that was a hornets
nest in the UK?
BTW- here's a big nest in New Zealand- identified as a wasp nest.
Imagine this, a huge nest weighs so much that it crashes through
the ceiling upon some unsuspecting drunks. How would they react,
the drunks not the wasps? 8-)
Do you think you could post some snippage to let people know WTF YOU are
talking about? Insects in an attic is a common problem for many home repair
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