Bug Tip Tuesday | Cold Weather Impact on Wasps and Bees

In the cooler fall months wasps will change their focus from insects and other protein sources to carbohydrates. If you have ever gone to your kid’s soccer games in the autumn you have undoubtedly noticed yellow jackets flying about, landing on soda cans and in garbage receptacles. They are looking for anything sweet that they can eat. Wasps and bumble bee colonies do not survive the winter in cold climates; only new queen bees survive through the cold, hidden wherever they can stay warm. Honeybee colonies, however, can live for more than one year.

By: Sciencing

Tagged with: , ,