Bees v’s wasps

Bees v Wasps identification and who to contact.

Summers coming and with that so are the Insects, This blog is about identification differences between wasps &  Bees, ( as remember people Bees are PROTECTED in Ireland ), and who to contact .

  • Often mistaken for honeybees, common wasps are just a bit quicker, smaller, and are a brighter yellow vs. the more orange color of honeybees. Honeybees will often be caring noticeable yellow pollen sacks on their back legs, while  common wasps do not. common wasps can be identified by a rapid side to side flight pattern prior to landing. They are scavengers eating meats and sweets and often found in parks or disrupting picnics or other events.


  • Who to contact for wasps.

If you have a wasps nest then you should call a pest control company or myself, who will come and safely treat and remove the nest whenever possible.

  • If however you happen to have Bees then your Local Beekeeper is who you should contact (NOT PEST CONTROL), For a more in depth look into bees please visit this website its run by to female beekeepers from gweedore and carrigart, in County Donegal,  maybe help support them if you can as they are doing a fantastic job,

                                                     Remember bees are PROTECTED

Man who disturbed wasp nest convicted of manslaughter.

A Man from Swiss canton of Geneva, has been convicted of manslaughter after a wasp nest he was trying to remove from a friends terrace, swarmed towards a couple on a
neighbouring terrace, stinging both of them.
The woman was stung on her head and arms but otherwise unhurt, her husband went into anaphylactic shock after being stung and died two days later.
The defendant was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and bodily injury and given a conditional sentence of 90 days in jail.
However, he can choose to pay a fine of 100 CHF (£78.3) for every day he does not want to spend in prison , which means he can pay 9,000 CHF (£7,041) instead of serving any jail time.

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