wasp report November 2008 to February 2009

Wasp activity has now virtually ceased for Winter with next year’s Queens safely cocooned for hibernation and their colonies having died off. The cold winter will have had an effect on Wasp populations for 2009, though this is difficult to assess. It has also meant very few reports of Queens’ hibernation being disturbed and sitings are at an all time low. The generally poor weather and general conditions for Wasps in 2008 resulted in fewer numbers overall last year, but this also meant less competition for food and territory so the colonies that were established will have been able to sustain themselves slightly more easily.