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where do wasps g in the winter

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where do wasps g in the winter
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Your question is very interesting. Because although most people observe this, they don't give it a second thought. Your question tells me that you are very aware of your surroundings because you are absolutely right.

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The nest that the queen lays her eggs in during the spring is a very small nest that she has built herself.

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The larva grows and eventually results in worker-wasps who start expanding the nest.

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By the time summer comes, there will be thousands, and the number increases and the nest expands proportionately.

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The adult reproductives will eventually leave the colony to mate, with the males dying not long after mating in the fall.

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By the fall, most of the workers die from the decreasing temperatures as well.

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Unlike bees, wasps have not developed ways to store food, so most of them are killed off by the cold weather.

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The only survivors are the newly fertilized queens who build up fat reserves, which sustains them during the winter while they live inside crevices or in human dwellings.

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And then in April or May, the new queen starts the process again, searching for a location. Wasps never re-use a previous nest.

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This whole process also explains why so many people find the nest at the end of the season when it's empty - because that's when it's largest.

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It's exceptionally rare for wasp colonies to survive the winter, but it does happen occasionally in tropical climates.

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