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Wasps And Hornets Not Favored

Categories: ENEMIES OF BEES.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

As for the frequent visits of the black-wasp in the sunny days of

spring, but little can be said in their favor--they seem to have no

other object but to tease and irritate the bees. I never could discover

that they entered the hive for the purpose of plunder. They have

frequent battles with the bees, but I never saw any bees devoured or

carried off, nor even killed. After the first of June they are seldom

troublesome. The yellow wasp or hornet, that is around in autumn, is of

but little account; their object is honey, which they take when they

can get it, but are not apt to enter the hive among the bees.