From early May until September, worker wasps are busy helping to build the wasp nest and do not often go out of their way to bother us. Eventually, when the nest is complete, they no longer have any large projects to keep them occupied. With nothing else to do, they fly around looking for sweet things to eat.

By late summer, they bother us immensely.

Wasps and bees are everywhere, outside in the garden, on the beach, in the woods, and inside the house. Pastry shop windows are abuzz with hungry wasps. They quickly find their way into our food and drink.

If you are not careful, you can easily be stung. Ouch – bee and wasp stings really hurts.