Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Worthington, Pennsylvania USA
    Posts
    1,848

    Default Observing a Yellow Jacket

    Today while watering some plants on my front porch I noticed an unusual movement on the window sill.
    This window sill is the landing board for the entrance to my observation hive inside.
    The movement that caught my eye was a moth being stung by a yellow jacket. I stood and watched as the yellow jacket chewed off the left wing, then the right wing and carried off the body to its nest.
    I had never witnessed the methodical disassembly of a moth this way before.
    It was truly fascinating to observe.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Helmetta, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    99

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by power napper View Post
    I had never witnessed the methodical disassembly of a moth this way before.
    You must not have a cat!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Princeton, West Virginia
    Posts
    478

    Default

    Insects can be fascinating to watch.

    Once my wife found me outside watching a white face hornet catching fly's. What was interesting there was the hornet was sitting in the middle of a pile of dog and every time a fly came around the hornet nailed it and took the fly to its nest. The hornet probably averaged a fly every 5 minutes.
    What I Smoke has a Sting to it

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Mason, MI, USA
    Posts
    1,015

    Default

    I have seen a yellow jacket nest completly devistate a large honey bee colonyin 5 hours. They are meat eaters. So I try to find the nest and destroy itto save my bees. So far I have lost 2 strong hives to them and have only found 1 ground nest.
    Clint
    Clinton Bemrose<br />just South of Lansing Michigan<br />Beekeeping since 1964

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Lake Ontario
    Posts
    19

    Default Drone "rolled" by 3 Yellow Jackets

    On the ground in front of a hive yesterday, I saw 3 yellow Jackets "rolling" a drone. I took a heavy footed action to stop this sort of activity.
    I haven't seen them bothering the workers yet.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Sparta, Tennessee
    Posts
    2,139

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by clintonbemrose View Post
    "...So I try to find the nest and destroy itto save my bees. So far I have lost 2 strong hives to them and have only found 1 ground nest."Clint
    Finding the nests and destroying them seems like quite the task....I usually only find nests by accident...and it's usually from being stung a time or two while being too close to "the Nest."

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Vrises, Crete, Greece
    Posts
    39

    Default

    A local guy here lost 17 hives to wasps one year.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads