FAQS About Wasp Nests

The world of wasp nests is diverse.

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wasp nest on a ceiling

Bee hive vs social wasp nest
Could you tell the difference between a wasp nest, and a wild honey bee nest?  Here's a look at some of the similarities and differences between wild honey bee nests, and nests made by social wasp species.

cherry gall - they actually look a little like very small green apples, with a pinkish red  blush

How do gall wasps make galls?
Plus a look at different types of gall.

close up shot of fig wasps inside a fig

What's the relationship between figs and wasps?
Fig wasps lay their eggs in figs.  Read about the fascinating life of the fig wasp!

A wasp nest in a tree close up, revealing the grey layers formed by wood and leaf shavings

What can vegans do about wasp nests?
A query from a vegan answered.


How to deter wasps
If you're concerned about wasps, here's a general advice page about keeping wasps at bay. 

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leafcutter bee on sweet pea plant sweet peas for bees