Wasp report May 2010

The beneficial weather for wasps has continued, with warm days, mild nights and only a few nights of frost. The rain that fell was mild and fairly light so the foraging wasps were not hampered in their search for food and building materials for the nest.

The only likely constraint on the development of the wasp nests is the increased competition for food due to the larger than usual number of wasp colonies.

If the mild and balmy weather continues throughout June, we’ll not only have a barbecue summer but a wasp summer as well.