Bees and Wasps Dining on Pears

Honey bee eating a pear
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The common image of a honey bee is that of them buzzing from blossom to blossom sipping nectar. However, in the fall, bees and wasps are quite happy to dine on ripe pears. I was quite startled the first time I reached up to pick a pear and discovered that half a dozen wasps were also interested in that pear. I decided that wearing gloves to pick pears would be a good idea.
Trudie Beee
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