Innovative Method for Safety of Bees at Hive Entrance from Predatory Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
Pal Abrol, Dharam
Members of the insect order Hymenoptera other than sawflies, ants and bees are often referred as wasps. There are more than 2. 000 varieties of wasps. These insects are medium sized (10–25 mm) and are readily distinguished by the bands of black and yellow or white on their abdomina. Several wasp species viz Vespa cincta, V tropica, V orientalis, V ducalis, V mandarinia, V velutina, V analis, V flaviceps, V structor, V vulgaris and V germanica have been reported preying on honeybees in different parts of India.