Wasp report December 2009 to February 2010

All quiet on the wasp front, the Queens have been hibernating and this year’s colonies are all dead.

If you have seen any little silver or grey cocoons, about the size of a golf ball, tucked away in the attic, garage, garden shed, then you may have been the host to a hibernating Queen who will soon start to look for a nice place to start to build this year’s wasps nest.

The cold Winter may have reduced the number of surviving Queen wasps and therefore the number of wasp colonies in 2010, but contrarily this can actually lead to larger colonies due to the lack of competition for food, building materials and places to nest .