Wasps and beekeepers

It's that time of year when wasps become increasingly reviled by beekeepers. The ecology of wasps differs from bees in many ways despite their relatedness. Wasps are omnivores, and feed their larvae protein in the form of other insects (including bees and their grubs), and the adults consume carbohydrates in the form of any sugar, …

A Rescue

This is an account of a rescue I carried out with my friend Kit back in October 2014. It has been languishing in my Drafts folder, so I thought I would publish it but apologies for the grainy photos: taken on an iPhone 3. Anyway, enjoy! There has been a colony of feral bees in …