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grizzly 

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Wasn't going to bother this year till yesterdays yellow jacket dance.

And well done to whomever it was who added the rain cover previously on here, I used the wifes water trays this time. Will deploy later.
 

kazmcc 

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What are these for? Catching wasps? Why don't the bees go in it if it is?
 

darrenperrett 

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Whats the best distance from the hive to hang these?
I hang mine from each side of my apiary so any wasps around are always downwind from the lovely cidery bait. Thats my logic anyway & it seems to work :)

Darren.
 

MuswellMetro 

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What are these for? Catching wasps? Why don't the bees go in it if it is?
Bees dont like fermented sugars, if honey ferments it is poisonous to them , but wasps do, and feed on rotten femented friuts like plums


so jam and cider/cider vinager, bees dont go near, wasps love it
 

kazmcc 

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Thank you Muswell, I always wondered why wasp traps don't trap bees....now I know :)
 

Midland Beek 

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What type of colonies are you keeping if you need to put so much effort into killing wasps?

And more fool you for attracting wasps from miles around.
 

grizzly 

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Nothing to do with attracting them they are already there. It's about drawing them away and reducing numbers.
The bees are looking after themselves at the moment.
 

andypigeon 

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i know i get a lot of wasps but thats with all the plum trees a have had 2 traps up got about 6 queens early on but last year i had two swarms killed with them , i opened one hive and the wasps in there were just like the bees they covered the frames from top to bottom
 

MJBee 

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Checked my traps (5) today - 4 Asian hornets, 7 European hornets and LOTS of wasps. They are having a go at my Apideas but the bees are holding them off, the guard bees were standing on each others shoulders completely blocking the entrancebee-smillie
 

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