Bald Faced Hornet nest

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  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Here is a nest outside the backdoor of the house. Found it by a football hitting the branch and they flew out after me. No stings!

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  2. Hobie

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    Watch the hive in the fall. Once the hornets leave, the tufted titmice will tear it to shreds to get at any remaining larvae. Fascinating.
     

  3. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Thank you.

    I wanted to get closer. You can see one of the little buggers looking at me while taking the picture. (White spot inside the hole.)
     
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    bjorn great pics glad to see you stopped in for awhile. Your always welcome here :thumbsup: :drinks:
     
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    If you are wanting to save the nest after you cut it down spray it with hair spray, this will help to preserve it for several years. The hornets will usually leave after the first frost.
     
  7. Hobie

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    Again... suggest leaving it somewhere other than the living room, as there are sometimes late-emerging larvae still in there, and if brought in where it is warm... :eek: