The Crows nest!

Monday, 31 May 2010

Its a monster bee!

Much to my amazement at the beauties of nature sometimes I am taken aback by something that is unexpected and down right scary, not that I find nature in the UK that scary but when I came face to face with this little fella, it made me think twice about bees.

I was doing abit of tidying in the conservatory and planting my veg patch, I keep all my baby plants in the conservatory to give them a decent start before I put them into the ground.

From behind my carrots and Onions, I could make out a large yellow face looking at me then it started to crawl over the leaves, all I could do is look in amazement and call Fox to come and have a look as I ran to grab my camera.

Turns out he or she as we found out is a European Hornet 1.5 Inch to 2.4 Inch and is not classed as aggressive if left well alone unlike our own bees that just love to sting you for the sake of it.


  1. Nice close-ups...
    I haven't been here for awhile, I see I have some catching up to do!

  2. I would fucking freak out :O

  3. Hi again Pat and I did freak out a little but it gave way to curiosity and wanting to know more about it, fascinating critters.

  4. nope... i'd be outta there faster that you can say zip. Shouting "the bees have come to kill meeeeeeeeeeeeeee"