Smell those hornets…..

Posted on September 10th, 2009 by Angela in Canada

Hello from Canada.

Look at this lovely abode for hornets I discovered in my back yard yesterday.hornetsnestandgardenpics 009

As much as I abhor hornets (or more precisely their tendency to sting) I have to admire their engineering skills.

What amazes me even more is the fact that, although having brushed past this little apple tree all summer, we did not notice the nest until yesterday. Thank goodness we didn’t disturb it by accident.

The quandary now is how are we going to pick the apples without disturbing the nest? I hate to destroy it – after all the poor things are going to be little ice-sculptures soon thanks to our winter climate. It’d be cool to keep the nest once that happens though!

Does anyone else have less than welcome residents in their yards?

15 Responses to “Smell those hornets…..”

  1. They are creatures of habit and will often form a nest in the same place every year. Unfortunately, ours was in the front door area. When it was smaller, my husband, dressed in protective gear which made him look like an alien, would knock it down. ewwwwww!!
    .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog ..Suicide: A Personal Story =-.

  2. lib says:

    Hi Angela, I don’t have a garden but my parents have recently been besieged by a number of wasp nests that they have had to get rid of, primarily because my dad is allergic and because of the grandkids.

    Their nests are in the ground though so no architectural quandries there.

  3. Purple13 says:

    Hi Angela

    We have an old wasp nest on the eaves above our front door – council came and gassed the residents last year.

    I can’t reach to knock it down but leaving it hopefully teaches any wannabe residents that it’s not safe.
    .-= Purple13´s last blog ..Back to School – First Day Photographs =-.

  4. PussDaddy says:

    Wow, that thing is huge!


  5. Jim says:

    Blimey, it looks like an image of a grannies head that old hornets nest!

    Are you getting it removed or leaving it BEE?


  6. Gareth in Thailand says:

    Does anyone else have less than welcome residents in their yards?

    There are couple of annoying French people in our pool from time to time but nobody will let me gas them or attack them with a rake, no fun at all really.

    • LOL. We have ants that are invading our home from the outside.

      Regarding the French, figure a way to leave them wineless. That should do the trick and then you can drink it. :-) .-= ClinicallyClueless´s last blog ..World Suicide Prevention Day!! =-.

    • Steven says:

      I LOATHE grocery shippong..because it seems so darn inefficient. You put all the stuff IN your cart, take it to the check out and take it OUT of the cart..only to put it back IN the cart to take it OUT to the car to load IN the car .drive home and take it OUT of the car to take it IN to the house, to put IN the pantry and fridge .can’t someone invent an MRI to scan the carts as we go through the check out, so we don’t have to handle it so much????? Kelly

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