The first batch of eggs are stored inside a sack that has
been impregnated with sperm. This first sack of eggs is to
provide workers who will help and support the queen bee in
making her colony larger. When the queen bee has enough workers,
she will focus only on giving birth. During this time, the
workers help the queen bee give birth and look after the
fertilized eggs along with protecting the colony. With the
colony growing in size, new female bees that hatch are now small
queen bees. These smaller queen bees search for males to
inseminate them with sperm in the same way as the first queen
bee. By the time the new smaller queen bees have grown and are
able to lay eggs, the main queen bee will have reached the end
of her life span and died. From the queen bee first building her
nest for her first eggs to the time she dies, happens during the
summer time, ending in autumn. The fertile females that were
hatched last and who have hopefully been inseminated by males
will find a place to hibernate through the winter. During the
first days of summer, they emerge and look for somewhere to
build their first nest to start the hole wasp life cycle again.
Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
There are many different types of wasps - hornets which can be
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wasps - hornets. There are also facts and information about the
size of the different types of wasps - hornets, the habitat in
which they live and an indication of how long they live.
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