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Subject: Bald Faced Hornets
Location: Mill Bay, BC
September 1, 2015 5:24 pm
Thought you would like to see these pictures of bald faced hornets and their basketball sized nest on Vancouver Island. My friend was picking apples and this was about three feet away he said. I thought they were quite aggressive, but it is a cool day today so maybe he was lucky.
Signature: Sharon Jackson

Bald Faced Hornets Nest

Bald Faced Hornets Nest

Dear Sharon,
Bald Faced Hornets are not considered aggressive, but they will defend the nest by stinging, and multiple stings would be painful and could possibly trigger an allergic reaction in some people.

Bald Faced Hornets

Bald Faced Hornets

Thanks, Daniel. I guess the webpage I was reading was not as smart as you are! J
They sure are big buggers, though, aren’t they??

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada

2 Responses to Bald Faced Hornets Nest

  1. This one was suspended over a small river in the Robert Treman State Park trails in Ithaca NY.

  2. I had a nest in progress under one of my gutters. They are pretty hornets even if they are dangerous.

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