Horrific discovery after days of wild weather as woman uncovers a huge colony of WASPS under her backyard table
- Wasp colony found under backyard table in Nunda, 9km north of Brisbane’s CBD
- Huge hive discovered on Wednesday after wild weather tore through the state
- Apiarist Glenn Lovett said the asps that had set up home a couple of weeks ago
A Brisbane woman has captured the horrific moment a colony of wasps was found under her backyard table after wild weather tore through the state.
The large hive was discovered on Wednesday on the homeowner’s back veranda at Nunda, about 9km north of Brisbane’s CBD.
The woman was left stunned by the insects but was unsure whether she had a colony of bees or wasps on her property.
A colony of wasps was found under a backyard table in Brisbane after wild weather tore through the state (pictured)
‘We have just discovered these underneath our table on the veranda,’ she posted on Facebook.
‘Are they bees or wasps and how do we get rid of them?’
Brisbane apiarist Glenn Lovett confirmed the insects were wasps that set up home in the Nunda property a couple of weeks ago.
‘I’d imagine there’s a nearby food source as well and that’s why they have formed there,’ he told news.com.au.
To easily identify the insects, Mr Lovett said homeowners need to inspect the hives as bees usually congregate in more secluded areas.
‘Bees are looking for a secure spot so they will form inside a wall, although sometimes they will end on the side of a tree because they can’t find anything better,’ he said.
‘They usually like a protected type of space where they can control the temperature and guard the entrance.’
Brisbane apiarist Glenn Lovett recommends the safest time to move a wasp hive is at dusk or after dark as they are usually dormant (pictured: stock of a paper wasp)
Mr Lovett recommends the safest time to move a wasp hive is at dusk or after dark as they have returned to the hive and are usually dormant.
Major flood warnings have been issued for the Logan, Condamine, Bremer and Macintyre rivers, with some major roads south-west of Brisbane still partially submerged.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the next few days to remain dry across the south-east but a severe thunderstorm is forecast for the central coast and northern Queensland.
The flood warnings come as the body of missing man David Hornman was found submerged in floodwaters in the Canungra Creek near the Gold Coast Hinterland region.
Water rescue crews and divers located the 38-year-old’s body just before 4.30pm yesterday, four hours after his ute was found in the creek.