#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme
Wasps have been a pest in my life every year on the farm, now living in town, I’m so relieved not to have those little yellow and black striped insects stinging me as I come across a nest of them in the garden when weeding, usually hiding, their nest concealed with long grass.
It is said that it’s only the female that has a sting, I don’t know about that but I have been stung many times, especially when you find a nest, I think you have the whole hive chasing you, not nice.
We had a hundred Nashi pear trees, wasps would ruin the fruit by puncturing holes in them for the sweet nectar.
I used to put frozen meat outside on a table to thaw and the wasps would puncture the plastic bag and feed on the thawing meat.
So glad I have got away from them, they can and have killed out a whole hive of bees.
making home-made jam
windows, doors need closing tight
wasps love something sweet