Increases in Bees, Wasps and Hornets
british hornet
As my colleague 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 where I live, we have seen a marked increase in wasps in the last few weeks.  …
Hornets Increase
Hornets
Just recently, there has been an increase in the number of Hornets found in Shropshire and neighboring counties.  This has caused some concern to restaurant owners as naturally the hornets are attracted to the sweet smelling food.  Although not dangerous to most of the population, they can put customers off …
Wasp Numbers Increase
Wasps
Cast your mind back to my colleague’s post 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 time for the wasps whereby they …
Fine weather breeds cockroaches
Cockroaches
The unusual warm weather we have been experiencing here in the West Midlands of the UK has brought with it some unwelcome guests, cockcoaches.  The West Midlands has a damp climate, but, with the recent warm sunshine this has allowed the proliferation of the species.  In the above photo, a pregnant …