Author: Steve Foster

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Are Carpenter Bees Bad?

If you have been around a barn, deck, or any place where there is exposed wood, you may have probably noticed these big black bees buzzing around or boring into wood. These are known as the carpenter bees who are similar to bumblebees. They do not feed on wood like […]

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Do Mason Bees Cause Damage?

Bees are an integral part of our ecosystem. Their existence allows a diverse culture of plants, foliage, and crops to continue thriving. There are actually thousands of species of bees recorded and one of these species is the masonry bees or mason bees as they are more commonly known. They […]

Do Wasps and Hornets Pollinate?

Essentially, both wasps and hornets are crucial pollinators. Whether its flowers or plants, these two ensure also that the food chain and growing cycle are unperturbed throughout the year. So, do wasps and hornets pollinate? Yes. They both pollinate by carrying pollen grains that are stuck into their transparent hairs […]

Do wasps and hornets come out at night?

In most areas, cool night temperatures prevent the wasps from flying at night. A wasp will not fly properly at night if the temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The worker wasps will mostly fly towards the lighted windows at night and therefore collide with the glass windows. Wasps that […]

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Can Wasps See Color? The Surprising Answer

If a color attracts wasps, some colors may also repel them but the evidence to support the hypothesis is deficient. Wasps will ignore some objects regardless of how attractive they look and move to some.  Can wasps see in color? Yes, the only color they cannot see is red. In […]

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What Are Wasps Attracted To?

Did you know that wasps live everywhere except Antarctica? Or the fact that they make nests out of paper?! Well they do and we are here today to discuss fascinating details about why these creatures are attracted to the most unique things like wine, the color yellow or even lavender […]

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Safest Beekeeping Suits For Beginners

As a beginner in beekeeping, protecting yourself from getting stung should be among your main concerns. I mean, you are working with bees, so getting hurt is already a given, but it is still a prospect that a beekeeper is not looking forward to. This article will give you information […]