A week ago, we were out cleaning up the yard and trimming the palms when we were attached by hornets. I never would have thought to look in our little palm for a hive. So, beware before you trim anything – they can live just about anywhere! We now spay the palms and bushes with a hose before trimming – better safe than sorry. BTW – we also found a hive in our outdoor electric box.
- Can reach up to 2.2 inches in length
- There are 22 species
- Most nests are in trees and shrubs – That includes Palm Trees
- Very aggressive especially near their nests
- There is 1 Queen per next and eggs hatch in 2 weeks
- Hornets can sting MULTIPLE times! They also release a pheromone which helps others gang up on you. If you kill one, it the pheromone lets others in the area know and will become more aggressive.
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Other photos – from my yard.