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Are hornet populations on the rise in southern Ontario?
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Are hornet populations on the rise in southern Ontario?

If you’ve spent any time outdoors over the past few weeks in southern Ontario, you might have noticed more hornets buzzing about. But are the numbers of wasps or hornets on the rise?Not according to Gard Otis, professor emeritus of behavioural ecology and apiculture at the University of Guelph.“It’s really hard to tell because it depends where you are and if you’re close to a nest, but I’m not personally seeing a lot of wasps right now. But it is a typical thing that this is the time of year that we start seeing a lot of different species of wasps that live in societies and social groups.”He says it has to do with the life cycle of these insects.“When spring comes, and they become active, the queen goes out and starts to make a new nest and things start out slowly so that in June ...