Bees and Wasps

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European Paper Wasps

Discovered in 1980 these wasps have been spreading rapidly ever since. In the past few years the Asian Lady Beetle and Asian SoyBean Aphid were major problems here in Ontario. Another introduced insect that we have been encountering and whose numbers seem to be increasing is the European Paper Wasp. These wasps were first recorded … Continue reading European Paper Wasps

Other Bees and Wasps

The most common in Ontario are yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets, paper wasps, mud daubers, honeybees and Bumblebees.   Fall is the time when the nests of bees and wasps reach their peak size. They have been busily building their nests all summer and their population sizes are now at a maximum. Are they bees, wasps … Continue reading Other Bees and Wasps

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bee Damage Two Bees or not Two Bees Are these bumble bees that are chewing holes in my wood? Each year, we get calls asking this question. In fact, they are carpenter bees, which closely resemble bumble bees, that are chewing holes in the wood. They bore perfect round holes, often leaving piles of … Continue reading Carpenter Bees