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Hello and welcome to “Holy Hymenoptera!”

I’m Ryan, a final year Biological Sciences student at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Having recently finished my dissertation (and deciding that I wasn’t busy enough with Master’s applications and revision for my upcoming exams), I’ve started this blog to share my fascination with a group of insects known as the eusocial Hymenoptera, which comprises the bees, wasps and ants. 166 more words


Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects

May 19, 2015 | 2 – 3:30 PM Eastern | Register Now

Join EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM as we explore the ways to keep students and staff safe from stinging insects at your school. 232 more words


Picking day!

It finally happened. I picked grapes!

Last Thursday, just as the sun was coming up, we pulled on our long socks and piled into the pickup to head to the vineyard. 516 more words

Poem of the Day

Questions about Wasps
by Helen Hagemann

Each morning, a wasp starts out as a lone traveller
heading into the garden, its hind legs dangling and… 202 more words

The True Meaning of Summer

Summer is coming. The days are longer, the trees are greener, and now we only have to carry our jackets around instead of wearing them. 221 more words

Jay Bird Service

I am allergic to bee and wasp stings, so when I realized that wasps were building a large nest beneath the porch roof right above my front door, I naturally felt concerned. 674 more words

Spiritual Ecopsychology

Covering stacks (and dodging wasps)

Every year at least one of us disturbs a wasp nest whilst covering the maize stack with tyres, and every year at least one of us gets stung. 374 more words