Hornets

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Hornets are less aggressive than many more frequently encountered wasp species. in spite of their fearsome reputation, they generally only sting in defence of their nest or when something picks them up and their stings are no more dangerous to humans than a wasp’s. A hornet nest lasts only a year, as only the young queens hibernate and survive the winter. Drones die after mating and the workers and the old queen die off in late autumn.

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