Young queen wasps find a sheltered spot to hibernate through the winter while males and infertile females, including the old queen, die off in the cold weather. Queens mate before the males die off so that they are able ... More »

During the winter, all worker wasps die due to starvation and only mated queen wasps survive. Queen wasps hibernate inside a rock, wood or burrow to survive the season. Though hibernating queen wasps are protected from w... More »

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Most wasps die in the winter due to starvation, not the cold, as was previously thought. Some can survive if food can be found outside the nest. More »

The queen wasp is typically a quarter-inch longer than the other wasps and can be distinguished by its pointed lower abdomen and narrow waist-like section. However, some species of wasps do not have such noticeable chara... More »

During the winter, all worker wasps die due to starvation and only mated queen wasps survive. Queen wasps hibernate inside a rock, wood or burrow to survive the season. Though hibernating queen wasps are protected from w... More »

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Most wasps die in the winter due to starvation, not the cold, as was previously thought. Some can survive if food can be found outside the nest. More »

During the winter months, the queen wasp either hibernates in her old nest, or she constructs a small, discreet hibernation cell. When the queen emerges between April and early June, she abandons the old nest or hibernat... More »

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