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Queen Wasps?


We have discovered 7 large wasps in the house over the last week randomly on different days, usually late afternoon. Their appearance coincided with a log delivery so the general consensus is that they are Queens looking for a place to hibernate. I would expect an odd one at this time of year but 7 in a week so far seems a lot of Queens. Are they that numerous?

Length is around the size of a 50p, just under, so fairly large.

Thank you


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,360

    If there was a nest nearby, they may have produced a lot of queens, who will now need  to hibernate, then emerge next spring to form their own colony.

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  • Thanks for your quick reply. There was a nest about 50 yards up the lane in a hedgerow bank which cause a bit of havoc when passing, but we didn't have any problems with them then.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    maybe they were the dreaded asian hornets? my brother lives in east sussex and has three on his property lately

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