Competing for Food With The White-faced Hornet

While I am accustomed to timing my raspberry-picking to coincide with the honeybees’ nap-time (early morning or evening) I find a new competitor out on the raspberry bushes this year…the white-faced hornet. My 13 year old son who knows about such things, has assured me that the sting of the white-faced hornet is really vicious. So far, I have continued to exude a zen-like calm as I pick, so that we are shoulder to shoulder in the bushes….both extracting what we need without altercation….

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