Monday, 28 May 2018

Hymenoptera: Honey Bees and a hornet enjoy our garden!

While Linda carried out some routine maintenance on her hives (and failed once more to find a queen in either) a queen Hornet started investigating an old hole in our soffits left when a cold water tank was removed.

As it happens, I really like Hornets, but not in my loft, so when queenie disappeared for a fly around the garden I blocked the hole up with a cork! I've not seen a Hornet with a white 'shield' on its thorax before - is it a different species?







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