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13/08/2014 at 11:10

We know that wasps help us in many ways, including preying on insect pests, but they can be useful in other ways too ............

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/suspected-thief-stung-by-wasps-attempting-to-hide-from-police-in-bush-9665123.html 

 

13/08/2014 at 11:16

13/08/2014 at 12:06

too!

I was stung by a bee t'other day - a friend was inspecting one of her hives and I was too close....

There once was a man from Dundee

Who was stung on the arm by a wasp

When asked "does it hurt?"

He replied "No it doesn't

I'm so glad it wasn't a hornet."

13/08/2014 at 12:08

I love that Steve 

13/08/2014 at 12:16

13/08/2014 at 12:21

Whatever they do you will never convince hubby that they are anyting other than evil.

So far in our marriage

I have had the garden spade thrown at me (blind panic when a wasp flew past his ear)

Been abandoned in the passanger seat in slow moving traffic in the fast lane of the M5 (bee in car)

Returned from shopping to find hubby had shut himself in the cupboard under the stairs (wasp in kitchen).

Regularly had meals outside abandoned as hubby grabs his plate, runs inside and shuts the french windows.

Had to put up with a section of the house not painted (too many wasps and bees on the bush)

It drives mad

13/08/2014 at 12:23

Wasp trap:  Empty jam jar, not washed out but half filled with water.  Place 10 yards away from picnic site.  Wasps attracted by jam fall in and drown.  Add a drop of detergent to speed the process if desired.  Empty and wash out jar before re-use.

However helpful they may be, at this time of year when they've finished raising their young they go out on the razz and are a real pain.

13/08/2014 at 12:32
I rescued one out of the canal the other day
13/08/2014 at 12:41

One of the frogs in our pond tried to eat one the other day - he spat it out looking a bit aggrieved and the wasp crawled away looking a bit dishevelled 

13/08/2014 at 12:44

Tenuous connection with wasps (via the preceding limerick) but if you liked that one ....

There once was a man from Dunoon

Who used to eat soup with a fork

For he said, "As I eat

Neither fish, fowl nor flesh,

 I should finish my dinner too quick."

13/08/2014 at 12:46

13/08/2014 at 12:58
Saw a spider eating a wasp, quite supprised even the spider survived
13/08/2014 at 13:14

Lots of pics of that if you do an image search - I cant seem to get a link to work

13/08/2014 at 18:40

LOL Dove and sorry Yvie, had to LOL at yours too  It must be awful for your husband though, really bad phobias aren't good at all.....especially on the M5 

13/08/2014 at 18:43

Steve 

- but didn't you know? Inhabitants of Dunoon do eat their soup with a fork....

I like wasps. 

couldn't eat a whole one though...

13/08/2014 at 18:50

I like them too - and hornets - they're beautiful 

13/08/2014 at 18:54

Don't think we get hornets up here Dove, but I may be wrong about that. Wasp nests are incredible pieces of architecture. I enjoy watching them on fences 'harvesting' wood for them. It's amazing how loud the noise can be if it's in a quieter spot.

I think I need to get out more...

13/08/2014 at 18:54

I don't mind them as long as they don't land on me 

Steve, funny rhymes 

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