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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I haven't seen too many bees out here yet, but have seen quite a few yellowjackets.
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Unread 05-10-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I haven't seen too many bees out here yet, but have seen quite a few yellowjackets.
I think everyones bees must be at my house. Now, who has my hummingbirds?
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Unread 05-11-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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If you have Ligustrum - you've got bees (and lots of them) right now:

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Unread 05-13-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Strangely I have not seen any of the species mentioned here in deep South Texas.. It could be just my house (although I do see them every year) or the entire area.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Huge wasps showing up at my house in Spring, TX just in the last few days. Had them for several weeks last year for first time. Had never seen this type before. Some are up to about 2 inches long and fat with dark and yellow alternating stripes on tail. Have several dozen swarming in and around bushes and ground cover. They behave very differently than normal bees and wasps here. Anybody know what
they are and where they came from??? Sting???

Mr. Bill, Spring, TX (Houston area)
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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Yep seen all of those so far this summer.

In fact was just harassed by a yellow jacket about 5 minutes ago. There is some nest in our boiler room
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Unread 07-15-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have seen everything but hornets. Neighbor said he saw 2 hornets. So far I have only been stung once this year! Red Wasp and it hurt!
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Unread 07-15-2010, 11:23 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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Saw the first red wasp of the summer yesterday.

Wasps eat those caterpillars that chew the leaves off of our trees and dangle from tree branches on webs, so I'm happy to see the wasps.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Had honeybees earlier this spring. Now we have yellow jackets, mud daubers, and red wasps in all the usual places. Looks normal to me.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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I've got mud daubers and yellow jackets. I haven't found the nest but I am looking. They seem pretty passive this year but they'll most likely become more aggressive as it gets hot - that's my experience.
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