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One suggestion made by local bee inspector (see other thread), was that to counter wasp threat you can angle a sheet of glass across the front of the hive. Seems wasps cant figure it out but clever bees know to go around the edge.

Only mentioned as I've not heard of this before (though admitedly that doesnt mean much).

In the meantime looking forward to my delivery of rat glue and what thats going to do to the buggers.
 

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Where did you get the rat glue from?
 

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wasp deterrent

someone showed me an entrance sandwich comprising several triangular passages leading down to holes heading to outside. the outer face had numerous dummy holes.

apparently bees know where to go but wasps waste time trying out dummies.

the wedge shaped vestibules provide a bottleneck which also give the bees a good chance to defend hive if wasps do try to enter correct hole.
 
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Sounds interesting - I read somewhere else that you can also place a 15mm diameter copper pipe as the entrance which is accepted by bees but not wasps - anyone tried this?
 

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