When out picnicking on a nice day, wasps aren’t typically welcome. “I just run,” Kelley Hart, from Waconia, said. But it seems like all of a sudden they’re everywhere. “When you’re outside picnicking, eating, grilling that type of stuff, that is when they come out quite a bit more,” Hart said.
At the University of Minnesota they’re studying small wasps to see if they’ll survive a Minnesota winter.
Wasps can put fear in both kids and adults, with a sting that most try hard to avoid. But avoiding wasps is a tough task this summer due to a boom in their numbers.
Carrie Rocha from Minneapolis sent me a question from her kids using Twitter: What’s the difference between bees and wasps?
It’s the size of gnat but it will help some giant ash trees. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture released a tiny, stingless wasp that could help save millions of trees in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will soon release swarms of tiny wasps in five Twin Cities locations as part of an effort to slow the spread of the destructive emerald ash borer.