wasp report March 2010

A mixed month in terms of weather and its effect on the number of wasps nests being built.

The cold weather early in the month continuing from February will have delayed the appearance from hibernation of some Queen wasps, but there have been many reports of large sleepy wasps indoors, and, later in the month when the weather became milder, frequent reports of sightings of large wasps outdoors.

This is approaching the time when the Queens have made the beginnings of what will be this year’s wasps nests, and when they will have laid their eggs into the cells they have made from chewed up wood pulp and plant debris.

When these first eggs hatch they will be sterile female wasps – the workers and foragers for the new colony