Wasp report May 2011

Extreme variations in weather across the UK, with June being one of the wettest in the North and one of the driest in the South.

The wasp colonies are in full development now with wasps foraging for building materials to develop the structure and food to feed the young.

Unless accidentally encountered or threatened it is generally unusual for wasps to sting at this time of year as they are too busy working – one exception is if a nest is approached and the inhabitants act to defend it. In this instance vacate the area instantly!