- Queens come out of hibernation within the season of spring and start to establish the foundations of a new nest and lay eggs.
- Over the next couple of months the nest expands, inclusive of the wasp population.
- Workers support the growth of the nest and raise the reproductive queens offspring.
- The Queen continues to reproduce eggs.
- Towards the season of autumn, the nest produces numerous males and females which then reproduce.
- Within the winter season, these new queens migrate and hibernate predominantly in warm haven, such as lofts within their own nests – often the size of a golf ball.
- Nests most commonly die off, although few do survive. Thus includes all males and workers dying off.
- A colony has the ability to produce a population of 25,000 wasps.
- Worker wasps life span is short and often only lasts between 12-24 days.
- A queen wasps life span is far greater, lasting up to a year.
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