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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Hornets - huge brutes!

See this huge hornet that I caught (with half a dozen others) in my wasp trap.

It's almost 3 cm nose to sting. Below it are a wasp and a worker bee. You can see how a few hornets could devastate a hive.

Vespa Crabro, if you're interested.

1 comment:

  1. Great picture (as ever!), Stephen. Good and bad to hear that you caught quite a few close to the hive. I hope they don't get in. I've got my entrance blocks (reducers) on at the moment to keep more of the Apiguard in - and I was glad of it when this morning I saw quite a few wasps buzzing round the ground near the hive (none inside, though).


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