In the winter, all the male wasps die, leaving only the fertilised queen wasps alive. They then hibernate and repopulate the colonies in the spring. So every year there is an entirely new set of wasps.
Yeah I knew this about wasps
No I didn’t know this about wasps
Obviously some absolute Malcolm is going to try and claim that this isn’t what happens, and that person should be treated with the utmost contempt.
It’s pretty impressive. And i apologise in advance for derailing your thread, but it did make me think of this - i am more impressed all land eels being born in the bermuda triangle which i only found out recently. madness
I respect the wasp, their nests are remarkable with the sweeping patterns on the outside and the perfect hexagons within, all from wood and spit. Just Googled and found one built over a single bed in someone’s spare room which was a bit much.
Think I’ve only seen a couple of wasps all Summer.
Used to hate wasps but got quite into them when I deliberately put out a bowl of sugar water to distract them in late summer and they were quite happy drinking from it and squabbling and largely ignoring us humans. They’re just desperate for a bit of sugar, they’ve been feeding larvae all summer and are fucking knackered.