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Well , it's tick season again ....young boy up the street had a tick on him 2 days ago . Mild winter , hope the ticks don't get worse . 

Now there's a new invader , compliments of Asia (again ) .... a huge wasp thing has landed at Washington State ( can't imagine how it got here !!  )

They can kill every honey bee in a colony in an hour (bite their heads off) .  We buy some honey from China ...... might be buying all of it from there in a few years .....

How long before we see these "things"  here in the "banana belt"  ?   Too bad they are not on the menu in Asia ???   ....a few videos on it ...

 

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.4922928

Edited by smerchly

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Funny thing, I'm building up my landscaping to attract more bees (beneficial insects). I wonder if the wasp would show up eventually.

 

Bees have enough going against them as it is. If I had the property I would look into bee hives.

 

Maybe some birds will take a liking to the larger wasps.

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You see the size of them mop, small birds wouldn't have a chance. They are called the ''murder wasp'' However like yesterdays ''killer bees'', probably not too much to worry about.  BUT.....beware of the ''assassin hornet'' following right up behind.  :roflblack::tease:

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Yes, probably to be blamed for carrying and spreading the dreaded coronavirus. 🤔 :rolleyes: 😄

Oh, and climate change.

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Our honey bees have been hit with mites and chemicals but were able to survive . My old apple tree would be buzzing with them every spring , they liked those blossoms !  I think those big hornets would quickly be destroyed out west before they migrate here . I got stung through a cheap garden glove last week ...one of those big yellow/black bumble bees that was still in the  dirt while hibernating . It flew away after it got me ! 

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Strange you say that Bill about the bumble bees. April sniffed a few out of the lawn which I thought was totally strange. Didn't know the hibernate in the ground.

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Yep, there are carpenter bees and there are burrowing bees. There are also yellowjackets that have their colonies in the ground. You got them really stirred up cutting the grass.

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9 hours ago, knightfisher said:

April sniffed a few out of the lawn which I thought was totally strange.

May April never get stung by one of those big bumble bees !  My Maggie May will go after anything that moves ....just caught in mid air (and ate) a big fly yesterday !  I always feared she would get stung by the hoards of yellow jackets that would cover a fallen apple from our "ex" apple tree . They will build large nests underground , in your attic or inside walls , etc etc etc.

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2 hours ago, мормышка said:

This is satire, so don't 😭

  It may be "his" way of satire , but I think a great many people would not appreciate the comparison to C-19 . Both the hornet and C-19 are not fully understood . The world of insects can be cruel,  yet fascinating . They eat other insects and even kill their lovers after a romp in the bushes  (mantis) , and the drone bees after "servicing" the Queen !   I saw a big mantis eating a live grasshopper  , but haven't seen one in years .... Bottom line ....for me ....I don't want these man eating hornets in my back yard !! 

 

Any insect , bird , animal , reptile that eats ticks is welcome to be here !   🦂

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As always  National Geographic leads the way with fantastic photography and new technology  !!

 

Good to see the honey bees "cook" the crooks !  It was nice to see the bees enjoying my dandelions on my front lawn !  ( I'm not a "green" man )  B)

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