Monday, July 13, 2015

Yellow Jackets Nest and Swarm


Yellow Jackets building a Nest. Big Yellow Jacket gets upset with one of the smaller workers building the nest and dispenses some punishment which sets all of the Yellow Jackets swarming. I noticed the Yellow Jackets building a new nest just 4 feet off the ground under a tree branch and left the camera running for 30 minutes so these Yellow Jackets managed to get upset all by themselves. Does not take much to set them off. This particular kind of nest is quite dangerous because its in a place where one would bump into it mowing around the trees. I planned to leave it in place for a few days to film its rapid growth, but a Black Bear ate it the next night. A nice little snack for them. Filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Yellow Jackets Nest and Swarm