|Aerial yellow jacket nest on granite wall.|
Here in BC, the aerial yellow jacket (Dolichovespula arenaria) is a common summer visitor. Warm spring weather awakens mated queens from their winter roosts to find a likely spot for a new nest. Aerial yellow jackets build large conical structures out of paper they produce by mixing saliva with chewed wood, much like paper mache.
|The beginning of a new nest.|
|Tools for a hidden nest under the cabin roof.|
|John helping us get rid of a hidden nest.|