Protecting Honey Bees from Yellowjacket Wasps

Carolyn Breece, Dan Wyns and Ramesh Sagili
EM 9211 | Published July 2018, Reviewed 2023


This publication gives beekeepers a brief overview of yellowjacket wasps, a common threat to honey bee colonies. Included are details about yellowjacket identification, life cycle, and behavior. It also offers recommendations for controlling and preventing attacks, while affirming the important role yellowjackets play in ecosystems.

About the authors

Dan Wyns
Academic specialist
Michigan State University Extension

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