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The Ivy will be in flower, and is a valuable source of nectar for bees and wasps at this time of year. Activity on the part of those insects will be highest on sunny, warmer days, but just wait a couple of weeks, pick a chilly but dry day, or wait till late afternoon before dusk to do it. Bees can sting too, of course, but its the wasps that are the real ...


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The insect popularly called "a wasp" in the UK is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polistes_dominula. This is certainly not the same as the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowjacket, the American popular name for various species of Vespula and Dolichovespula, which are more closely related to the hornet family than UK wasps. The "conventional" way to ...


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Bees and wasps will stay out of the way, trust me. If you have hornets, quite a few of those species attack. Especially someone running a loud machine, a mower, a blower. You will not hurt bees by hedging. Bees only sting if they get trapped between the brim of your hat and your head (ouch) or your armpit. Wasps, the European Wasp with long legs is very ...


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