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Social Wasps do their own sting

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Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Social wasps might make you think of wasps that are invasive, but it refers to the fact that certain kinds of wasps like to live in groups.

On this buzzin' episode Zach Schum joins Host Charity Nebbe to discuss "social wasps." Social wasps, yellowjackets, and bald-faced hornets are not pollinators, but they do have beneficial behaviors.


  • Zach Schum, entomologist, Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk