Increases in Bees, Wasps and Hornets
british hornet
As my colleague Nick mentioned a few weeks ago, the Asian Hornet Threat in 2017 is on the increase and not only are the bee keepers concerned, but also business owners. Here on the farm were I live, we have seen a marked increase in wasps in the last few …
Wasp Numbers Increase
Wasps
Cast your mind back to my colleague Nick Silvester’s post back in June regarding the prediction of wasp numbers during the summer of 2016. ¬†Well most of the summer has been upon us, and indeed, as he correctly predicted, the warm and wet weather pattern has provided a most fertile …
Wasp Season Gathers Pace
Wasps
Wasp Numbers March of 2012 received a short burst of unusually high temperatures encouraging fertile queens to emerge early from their winter hibernation only to be met with freezing temperatures, this was also accompanied by a very wet season and saw wasp numbers plummet by almost 80% in some areas. …
Wasps Nests – Spring is just around the corner
Wasps
With April fast approaching, the insects that have hidden themselves away during the winter months will soon start to emerge, Bumble Bees are usually one of the first to establish their presence and are often mistaken for wasps. Bumble Bees Bumble Bees play an important part in the pollination of …