Have you ever noticed that yellow jackets are more aggressive during fall? You may be surprised but sometimes, apple picking brings more of these aggressive stings than a summer picnic does! Well, there’s actually a scientific reason for it.
- Autumn is a particularly vital time Yellow jacket colonies are at their largest (1,000-4,000 workers) by late summer and begin dwindling down as the weather gets cooler. So, they aren’t trying to intentionally bother you, they’re actually just dying off.
- Resources are also depleted[i] during this time making yellow jackets grow hungry which is why they may be swarming your cider goods more than they usually would.
- Yellow jackets are more defensive of their nests in fall because they know other bees are in there. P.S. They can sting repeatedly so it’s best to have Sting-Kill handy during these outdoor adventures to quickly treat the pain and itch.
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