Today, I wanted to split Elsa since this is her 2nd season, and Dr. Delaney has intimated that the best time to split is just after the spring flow has ended. However, as soon as I opened the cover, a cloud of yellow jackets flew straight at my face. Ugh. They'd made a nest under the roof.
|Yellow jackets peeking out|
Because of the way the roof is constructed, there was no way to get at the nest from underneath. If there had been, perhaps the wasps never would have taken up residence there in the first place. I had to remove the top in order to access the menaces.
|Somewhere between the size of a pomelo & a soccer ball|
|I used expanding foam to fill in the cracks. Not pretty, but it's functional.|
|Wasps wondering what the heck happened|