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For yellow jackets and wasps, the winter is both an end and a new beginning.The workers and males in colonies die off, leaving only queens to overwinter (go into a dormant state). In spring, these queens will then start a new colony after finding what they consider to be suitable places.

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Have you noticed Yellow Jackets around your house? They're scouting for a new home right now where they can hibernate through the winter. In nature, they choose tree cavities to build their paper nests, but, not knowing a tree from a house, Yellow Jackets sometimes settle into peoples' homes!

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These yellow jackets begin working to expand the nest, breed and grow the colony for the next several months, repeating the life cycle of growth, death and hibernation all over again. The queen that survived the winter and started the new colony will be among those that do not survive the subsequent autumn.

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Yellow Jacket Life Cycle. The life cycle of the yellow jacket nest begins in winter, when fertilized yellow jacket queens go into hibernation. Queens hibernate in covered natural locations such as tree stumps and hollow logs, although they may also choose manmade structures for shelter.

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Yellow Jacket Life Cycle. By late summer into early fall, the yellow jacket nest will reach its peak and can have up to 1000 or more workers. Starting in late summer, the males will begin to appear to mate with females. As winter approaches the males will die off, and the fertilized females will seek shelter for the winter to become next year ...

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Yellow Jacket Typically Die Off in Winter, But Don’t Wait ‘Till Then. One of the reasons people hate yellow jacket wasps is that they confuse them for bees. Both insects are furry and yellow, but the yellow jacket has a thin waist and is missing the elongated hind legs of the bee.

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Unlike honey bees, yellow jackets generally do not overwinter in their hives, leaving the next generation to the late-summer, newborn queens who will mate and then hibernate in some protected nook through the winter months. Come late fall, the yellow jacket workers and old queen perish, and the nest is abandoned and not used again.

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Yellowjacket Control—Now is the Best Time to Do It. Unlike honeybees (Apis mellifera), which winter as an entire colony containing thousands of individual bees, yellowjacket wasps (Vespula vulgaris, Vespula germanica) do not winter as colonies. Only mated yellowjacket queens survive winter in a hibernating state, hidden in protected places ...

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Will Yellowjackets Reoccupy the Same Nest Next Year? Depending on the species, yellowjackets build a paper-covered nest either in the ground, in trees or shrubs, or in building voids. Old yellowjacket nests are not reused, but sometimes in warmer states like Florida and California there are perennial nests that do not die out over the winter.

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How do yellowjacket wasps survive the winter? A: For most species the entire nest dies before first frost and only mated queens survive the winter. These newly-mated queens find a protected spot and "hunker down" until warm spring weather allows them to begin nest-building.