So, I wondered what good are wasps. As a gardener, I noticed the bees showed up very late this year, which is surprising since I have six fruit trees and three gardens. What I did see where wasps visiting my tomato plants and cucumbers. The plants did put on fruit long before the bees showed up in August.
Wasps also eat those annoying insects that enjoy destroying the garden. In turn, the wasps are eaten by birds that must have no fear of being stung. The wasp nest left behind serves as a nest for other pollinators. Even though we have more than a few wasps none have stung me. I haven’t knocked their nests down or chased them with a can of bug killer. What has happened is we have declared a truce of sorts.
Wasps are hard workers. If one starts buzzing around your head it may be reminding you to get off your butt and make your dreams a reality. The winged sting master zeroes in on its target like a WWII bomber. It also reminds us to be clear about what we want, then go for it.
Are you struggling with transition? Maybe a relationship had ended or a new one has started. Whatever changes have happened the wasp reminds us we can’t go back. Stop wishing for things the way they used to be and accept what you have. Change is inevitable.
Wasps are intelligent creatures that are used to working as a team, although there is speculation that the wasp doesn’t have a hive mind and is capable of independent thought. Wasp people are great in a group, but don’t mind being alone either.
Next time, you see a wasp, don’t swat it. Instead, consider what it has to teach you. Be grateful because not only is it keeping your tomatoes bug free, it’s pollinating your herbs too.