Subject: Bald faced hornet nest?
June 7, 2015 5:23 pm
Sorry for posting twice! We wonder if this is a bald faced hornet nest and what you can tell us about it? Thanks!
Signature: Don’t understand
This does indeed appear to be a newly constructed Bald Faced Hornets Nest, and we are supposing that the only flying inhabitant at this time is the queen, though her initial brood is probably developing in the nest now. Toward the end of the season, the nest will grow to the size of a football, or even larger, and according to The Study of Northern Virginia Ecology: “One nest may hold up to 700 hornets.” Bald Faced Hornets are not considered aggressive, but they will defend the nest and they are capable of stinging.
Thank you for your quick response! It is amazing what bees can do! Let me know if you would like more photos as it progresses. Have a wonderful day! Cheryl
We are happy to hear you are going to let the nest develop. We would love additional images. We are going to be away until the end of June and not responding to emails in our absence, but by the time we return there should be changes in the appearance and activity around the nest. Please continue to use Bald Faced Hornet Nest as the subject line.