- Apr 29, 2014
- Reaction score
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- Aim for 4 but tend to end with 15
Just as I arrived, a huge hornet crawled under one of my hives yesterday. I went down on all fours and studied the thing. it was too dark to define the species but I assume it was a european one. this is the first one I see in the uk and it was a lot bigger than the ones I have seen before in the south of Europe. Could it have been a queen? What was it doing under my hive anyway. it walked on the OMF for at least 5 minutes before disappearing. It was totally ignored by the couple of bees that were also under there. I always thought they ambushed bees in flight?