I have a large hornets nest that has been hanging in my garage, (unoccupied) for many years.
I would like to add another and found a big specimen in the woods but I don't know if the wasps inside are hibernating or dead?
I have read that only the queen survives the winter and also any new queens from eggs she may have layed.
And according to wikipedia the wasps also don't reuse their old nest.
Does anyone have any info on how I can take this down and not have any mad wasps come out in the spring?
With all the deer you may have taken there holds in your memory a special place i'm sure for each one you killed.