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DRUNK WASPS: Just When You Thought They Couldn't Get Worse


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Carrie
- 317 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The British Red Cross is warning citizens of a record number of wasps in the UK that are out of a job. That is, their queens are fully supplied with nectar, leaving worker wasps to do nothing but laze around and drink fermenting fruit.



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GGmaSheila D. (132)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:28 pm
Allergic to bee venom here - this is scary, as I've seen the nastiness of wasps...they were sober.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:53 pm
Thank you for the worrisome news.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:59 pm
Highly allergic to bees as well. This did not make me happy to read this story but it is good to know. Thanks Carrie.
 

Carrie B. (302)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:38 pm
I'm allergic too. Glad I don't live in the UK.
 

Laurie H. (690)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:38 pm
Very informative info here, more to worry about---Thanks so much Carrie!!~~
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 1:54 am
Teenagers will eat drunken wasps to legally get high!
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:42 am
Now the xenophobes have turned on wasps. I surprise they left the bees alone, I can't imagine they are much different.
 

Carol D. (104)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:06 am
Wow how weird
 

James Travers (44)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:37 am
I've noticed around here that the population of hornets and wasps has been increasing every year. Apparently whatever is killing the bees is not affecting them.
 

Barry T. (829)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:08 am
When you (we) mess with nature, we get a mess.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:08 am
I'm allergic to them.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:30 am
Nothing worse than an angry drunk!
 

AMY MAYNARD (212)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:36 am
Very scarey for people allergic to them!
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:26 am
We have had problems with wasps. This summer my other half was mowing the lawn and I had hung a bird box on the fence which was very close to a tree. So he was squeezing by and suddenly he felt a real zap to his right ear. I was worried as I didn't know if he is allergic. Turned out he wasn't, but he had a big fat ear for days. We had to spray the inside of the bird box and then flood it out with water. I had never seen a bird trying to enter, thank goodness. Last year they were under the deck and would fly out in the cracks, so we danced around a lot.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:43 am
It's a pity the article doesn't explain why the queens are filled to the max with nectar and the worker wasps are more drunk than usual. Could it be because there are less bees to compete with for nectar? But that doesn't explain why they are so agressive even when sober. Perhaps the poisons that are killing bees is just like meth to them. It affects them but they do not die before their time.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:49 am
Thank you.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:10 pm
noted, thanks
 

Bob P. (425)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:41 pm
thanks
 

Veronica C. (42)
Friday September 13, 2013, 11:11 pm
They scare me when they're sober!
 
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