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By Kirsty

Cardiff, Wales Wal

Is it common for wasps and bees to hover and stay in laurel hegdes...... a large amount not just one or two.



Around here that would mean that they have built a nest in the bush, but I think they look for more shelter in the UK, don't they?

9 Aug, 2011


A lot of people think that Hoverflies are wasps, google to see images and check that it's not them you're seeing.
If it IS them LEAVE them because they're valuable pollinators.

10 Aug, 2011


I would suspect hoverflies too wasps and bees don't hover.

10 Aug, 2011


i agree theres a hover flie that looks like a wasp and a honey bee.

10 Aug, 2011


I asked a similar question the other day and it turns out that they are hoverflies. I spent ages looking for a nest. Not sure how to link to my question but if you can find it there is a picture of the insect.

10 Aug, 2011


Thanks very much for all your answers .....I will google hoverflies. I feel soo stupid at times!!!

12 Aug, 2011


You are not stupid Kirsty you simply didn't realise that hover flies look like wasps and bees.

12 Aug, 2011


after all the whole reasen ( moving on from moons answer ) have taken millions of years to look like insects that are a lot more dangerous to there potential predetors so as moon sais your not stupid xx .

12 Aug, 2011

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