Enough to Share with a Fiend by Weezilou

Enough to Share with a Fiend

(No, not a typo...) Meat Bees are determined and persistent, so the downside of Covid-driven outdoor dining is this... Years ago I found there was a price to pay for swatting them off. Now I sit and observe them and exact my price by using every opportunity to get a good photograph.

'twas a delicious breakfast! I ordered that and a tropical-fruit plate every morning!

...additionally... My daughter looked this one up and confirmed it was a Yellow Jacket Wasp... I'm not his equal in a swatting match!
yowsers! i, too, have learned not to swat them off. i did once and its needle must've broken and remained in my skin for a few hours while my whole face and body grew covered in rash. 😜 but i can't blame him, smoked salmon for breakfast is the best! nice macro capture. aces!
September 1st, 2020  
@summerfield Wow! "Back in the day" I just thought they were like flies, and only a nuisance to food on a plate...*Wrong*! I don't know if they actually sting or bite...I could see the chunks he took out of that salmon! Ouch!
September 1st, 2020  
Yes, definitely best not to bother those little guys too much. Yet another downside to Covid dining indeed!
September 1st, 2020  
I have never seen one - wouldn't want to miss seeing it and swallow by accident &O
September 1st, 2020  
He knows a good thing when he sees it! Nice capture of your delicious looking breakfast.
September 1st, 2020  
Fabulous shot, sounds and looks as if you are doing it right.
September 1st, 2020  
Yes the downside of alfresco eating! I have noticed this week that there has been an increase in the number of wasps- it’s that time of year! I just watch them but Barb’s DIL Lara runs round like a maniac screaming and of course it makes them mad!
September 1st, 2020  
Wow, Louise...looks like a hungry yellow jacket. Down on Crescent Street, we had honey bees on all the sweet stuff...syrup bottles, jelly and jams, orange slices. I ate veggie omelettes, hash browns and sourdough toast. And carried a portable electric fan to blow them away. I am allergic!
September 1st, 2020  
I hate wasps though I know they do a super job of cleaning up rubbish in the garden. Last year one stung me right by my eye and it's put me off them a tad! Waiting for the first frost, which will kill them off! But yes, a super shot and I am glad you can be patient enough to wait so you don't get stung.
September 1st, 2020  
Wonderful pic! I just run and let my wife deal with it!!
September 1st, 2020  
You are too funny with the wildlife! I can picture you sitting there watching him eat your food!
September 1st, 2020  
I'm not sure I'd want them on the food - not knowing where they had been :)
September 1st, 2020  
I'm not sure that I'd like to share my meal with it :)
September 1st, 2020  
funny, we haven't seen many wasps this year...think I have seen about 5 totally...been a bit cold for them
September 1st, 2020  
@huvesaker They seem to have taken a sunny (hot) Southern California holiday!
September 1st, 2020  
@gardenfolk You said it here first! Sent picture to my daughter, as her son, Bodhi, has a Transformer costume that looks like this. She confirmed what you said! ("Meat Bee Costume" doesn't have the same aggressive ring to it, does it?!)
September 1st, 2020  
How about putting a glass over him? I'm not good at sharing my food.
September 1st, 2020  
@tunia I had zero interest in annoying him in any fashion! We seemed to have come to an agreement here
September 1st, 2020  
@Weezilou nice picture. Wasps are common in some Greek islands and I’ve learned from the restaurants’ waiters there to put a cup with used coffee powder on the table and set the powder on fire. It just produces a pleasantly smelling smoke that wasps, bees, and the like apparently hate. Hope it helps also in Southern California
September 2nd, 2020  
@caterina What excellent information! It sounds very practical, and I will most definitely try this! When we have the opportunity to return to Canada in the summer, we eat outside a lot and the bees are a terrible nuisance. I will write my friends there and share this suggestion! Thank you so very much!
September 3rd, 2020  
@caterina In a note to the staff at the Hotel, I enclosed this photo with your information! I'm sure they'll be happy to receive it as they wouldn't want their guests to be stung! Thanks again!
September 5th, 2020  
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