Mexican Honey Wasp: Small Honey Makers that are not Bees
Much like a honey bee the Mexican Honey Wasp does make their own version of the golden sweet nectar filled deliciousness called HONEY.
Recently I posted this image on my Instagram Feed.
Caption from Instagram Photo:
“Today we had an exciting call. A fellow beekeeping friend said that he got a call that there was a swarm in a neighborhood tree. We got all ready to go capture it. When we got there we found right away that it was not a swarm of honey bees but a colony of Mexican Honey Wasps making their nest. They are one of the few paper wasps that produce honey. It was cool seeing these little guys in action even if we couldn’t capture a swarm of honey bees.”
Mexican Honey Wasp in Texas
Typically these wasps are found in Central and South America, but they are becoming more common in South Texas. I am personally aware now of two nests in the San Antonio, Texas area.
This was also shared in my Google Plus community. One member asked the following question:
Cool but… are they nasty like wasps or nice like bees? If they’re docile, you could still house them no?
I love active conversations about all subjects related to nature. Here is my reply:
Mexican Honey Wasp as Pollinators
Mexican Honey Wasp Experts?
Do you know about these wonderful insects? I would love to have you join the conversation in the comments below.
Find out more about the insects using these links: