2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Bees, Wasps and Hornets - They're all Different

Is it a wasp, a bee, or a hornet?  Why do I care?  Dr. Charles Ray of Auburn University will explain the difference between these creatures, and give practical tips for preventing hornets, yellow jackets and other wasps from ruining your next picnic.  Moderated by David Koon  and Lucy Edwards, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event.   Note: on October 2, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar.  If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message. 

For more webinars in this series, see All Bugs Good and Bad 2015 Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Imported Fire Ants, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture

Photo credit: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service,

Created by Kathy Flanders


The recording for this webinar has been posted.  Thanks to those who attended

Avatar_placeholder Kathy Flanders

over 2 years ago

Sondra, I am glad you were able to log in.  I am forwarding your marvelous comments on mud daubers to Charles Ray.

Avatar_placeholder Kathy Flanders

over 2 years ago

RE: Webinar 9/4/2015

When I asked:  'what about mud daubers?'

 I should've said "bee (no) wasp (maybe) or hornet (really?)

They are in their own class.  

I had one back in the late 1900's who (I'm a fresh-air girl) leaves doors & windows open. It flew from my garage, into kitchen, thru dining rm then porch & right to deck, wet area, got mud & then flew back thru all the angles to its nest VS just flying up over roof & back again, very slowly & methodically, wasn't disturbed by  any modern distractions. I can't tell anyone how much watching this activity during my days enthralled me. Came back (or hibernated?-in Florida??!!!) at least 3 years!!!:))

When I said 'flew', I should have said "levitated, or drifted above the drafts, with legs heavy with 'mud', so slowly, you would think gravity would pull it below. Even, level, gliding thru the air, even when taking 90 degree turns. Occas dips of less than its body-length & slow-upwards to get it back to the solid nest. 

So, I left the doors open daytime in cool months. Florida.

Some may not like the mud, but to me - it is art, a feeling of safety, diligence, & hard labor.

Thanks for the webinar, I was 18 min late getting online. Very very good. Could listen to him much longer.:)

So, I left the doors open. All was in cooler Sept to March approx. Til it didn't come back.

Some may not like the mud, but to me it is art & a feeling of safety & hard labor.

Avatar_placeholder Sondra Lee McLouth

over 2 years ago

Am I registered? How do I know? PCMG VMS link didn't work for registering, it said:         "host has ended session, thank you for attending"

Avatar_placeholder Sondra Lee McLouth

over 2 years ago