Story: Wasps and bees

Wasp warning

Wasp warning

Introduced common wasps have reached high numbers in parts of New Zealand, particularly in beech forest. There they feed on honeydew produced by scale insects living on beech tree trunks. This road sign is in an area of beech forest where there was a risk that road construction works might disturb wasp nests.

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Stinging wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by John Early, published 24 Sep 2007