Wasp Love

Some insects, like wasps and ants, form complex social groups, and the behaviours underlying these social groups are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.

The National Environmental Research Council (NERC) and Dr Seirian Sumner at University College London designed a game that allows children and adults to build their own wasp society and experiment with different aspects of biology.

Players become the Queen bee of a European Paper Wasp colony and have to make  choices about where and how quickly to build a nest, allocating colony members to different jobs and balancing different tasks.

Click here to play the game Wasplove