Posted: 25/10/2013 at 16:17
Rosemary Smith, are you referring to my comment? I think the faux wasp nest is an extremely good idea, but having been ill most of this summer I haven't got around to hanging it up. The rest was a joke.
I was taught when I was young not to antagonise them, with the result that I have never been stung, but I think the autumn is particularly dangerous because the poor things are dying and drowsy and can sting if accidentally picked up with fallen fruit or leaves.
If these things are explained to children quietly and calmly I'm sure they would take note. Certainly neither of my sons have been stung and they are both animal lovers now they are adults.