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Queen wasp

Post: #253068 becks77
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:48 pm

So I'm sitting at the sewing machine last night and a queen wasp of the Jumbo size sails right past my nose, wierd this time of year and in these temps?
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253071 bill1953
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:04 pm

Was n't a hornet was it? They fly in the dark and make a buzzing sound. A few year ago I had just got out of the shower when I heard this angry buzzing and a huge hornet came in the window and stung me on the hip and then flew out again! I never even moved it just attacked me.
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253072 becks77
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:05 pm

Afraid to say it was caught and zapped, dont think it was big enough to be a hornet but was a bit of a shock anyhow in the house in the winter! :dontknow:
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253084 bill1953
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:54 pm

I remember now viewing a house for sale in winter and my ex wife suddenly screamed because a queen wasp had stung her on the foot. It had got in someway and was probably seeking out a place to build a nest.
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253171 Minnesota
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:33 pm

I get about 5 or 10 in the house every winter.

I burn wood for heat.
I stack the wood outside and bring in a armload everyday.
once in a while a large solitary yellowjacket wasp is found hibernating in the bark of the firewood, usually in Green Ash. If I don't notice her before she wakes up,
my cats have some entertainment for a bit...til I kill the bugger.

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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253192 bill1953
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:59 am

Minnesota wrote:I get about 5 or 10 in the house every winter.

I burn wood for heat.
I stack the wood outside and bring in a armload everyday.
once in a while a large solitary yellowjacket wasp is found hibernating in the bark of the firewood, usually in Green Ash. If I don't notice her before she wakes up,
my cats have some entertainment for a bit...til I kill the bugger.


Living in the USA i suppose an old wasp is way down the worry list when you think of the other fellas you could have coming in the house from black widow spiders to grizzlies! :icon_smile:
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253193 becks77
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:07 am

Minnesota wrote:I get about 5 or 10 in the house every winter.

I burn wood for heat.
I stack the wood outside and bring in a armload everyday.
once in a while a large solitary yellowjacket wasp is found hibernating in the bark of the firewood, usually in Green Ash. If I don't notice her before she wakes up,
my cats have some entertainment for a bit...til I kill the bugger.

Ah ha that could be an explanation, I had brought in some wood earlier, dont know why I didnt think of it! :icon_smile:
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253196 bill1953
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:59 am

A friend of mine lived in Kenya and came into her kitchen to find a young lion sniffing at the bin I asked what did she do and she said 'Do? Why I just shooed it out to join the others!' The 'others' were a pride of lions who wandered onto her farm once a day to drink from her sunken water tank. Suddenly wasps seem ok-ish.
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253253 doofaloofa
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:31 pm

I have become less homicidal when it comes to wasps since I found one dimembering a cabage catterpilla (one of the bright yolks) and fly away with the bits.#

I am sure I have seen wasp nesting boxes
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253285 becks77
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:18 am

bill1953 wrote:A friend of mine lived in Kenya and came into her kitchen to find a young lion sniffing at the bin I asked what did she do and she said 'Do? Why I just shooed it out to join the others!' The 'others' were a pride of lions who wandered onto her farm once a day to drink from her sunken water tank. Suddenly wasps seem ok-ish.


Nod nod, yep gotta agree with that one!!
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253295 bill1953
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:11 pm

She once saw her washing line complete with all her smalls disappearing into the bush on the horns of a buffalo. She made a good decision in not trying to rescue them at the time. We think we have problems....................
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253367 darkbrowneggs
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:46 pm

The Queen wasps come into my house to hibernate every winter. Often if I get the fire going too high or put the CH on they will come out of hibernation

If I see a Queen wasp in the spring I let them be, unless they are building right near or in part of the house, otherwise wasps are very good for the garden.

The young must be fed on protein so the workers take many insects until the young queens for the year are hatched, then the workers with nothing more to do till they die will just take sugary stuff, so I put out the lemonade bottles baited with sweet water to remove as many as possible so they don't take the ripening fruit.

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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253384 bill1953
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:35 pm

Yeh......I had an outdoor vine full of ripening green grapes until the out of work wasps got stuck in! When I first saw the damage one evening I thought birds were responsible because of the amount of grapes eaten,then the next sunny day I witnessed scores of boozed up redundant wasps chomping the grapes to pieces. Not a bunch was left untouched.
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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #253583 doofaloofa
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:55 pm

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Re: Queen wasp

Post: #289474 matteograder
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:22 am

@darkbrowneggs
Hey,
Putting the CH on and increasing the temperature so much that queens go out of hibernation actually kills them. If they wake up too early, the wasp queens die from starvation or because of low temperatures.

This, of course, is not that bad if you want to get rid of the wasps nearby your property, it's actually the better option compared to removing/destroying a whole wasp nest.

I advise anyone who doesn't make a difference between a queen wasp and a normal wasp to read this detailed content that I wrote recently:

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