An interesting story about wasps
I was cleaning up some equipment that had been sitting for a year when I saw a bunch of yellow wasps flying from a shallow super. Funny thing was that even though they flew all around me and a few even lit on my shirt, not a single one stung me. That struck me as unusual as I am used to wasps that sting immediately if their nest is disturbed. When I finished moving the supers, I pulled out the nest which was about 3 inches diameter and tied it to a string and attached it to a nail a few feet away in a protected place. An hour later all of the wasps have returned to the nest and are happily tending their brood.
Why care about wasps? Because they are predators of many insects such as house flies. I don't mind having them around especially when they show no inclination to sting despite provocation.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest