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The Hornet trap I described in thread

http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4292&page=3

has just been checked and I have caught 4 queen asian hornets:hurray: What was a surprise was that they were no where near the bees, they were caught in the traps set near the house - Queens looking for nest sites? Not a very good picture as they have been pickling in the trap for ?? days/weeks!!
 

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I have made a note of the recipe and will be making some up some time soon :cheers2:........lots of queen wasps about here.

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This is the first year that I have put traps out in the spring, usually they were only used when the hornets/wasps started attacking the hives.

My 4 kills + 2 my apprentice has caught = 6 less nests and MANY THOUSANDS less hornets in Augustbee-smillie

They will be going out every Spring from now on.
 

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Spotted a Queen Wasp yesterday. Had great successes with MJBees trap last summer so I thought I'd give it a go for the spring! I find 4 pint milk containers work well and hang easily from trees.

Thanks MJBee
 

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This is the first year that I have put traps out in the spring,
I feel a rake through the recycling bins is needed. How vital is it to renew the contents weekly?
 

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I feel a rake through the recycling bins is needed. How vital is it to renew the contents weekly?
Its not, but a successful trap will fill up quickly, and the enticing odours will obviously change over time (perhaps more enticing!):drool5:
 

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Its not, but a successful trap will fill up quickly, and the enticing odours will obviously change over time (perhaps more enticing!):drool5:
:iagree: My mixture begins to ferment after a while and goes from attractive to very attractive and finally becomes disgusting and has to be changed:puke:
 

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Why do you think they don't look like Asian hornet queens, Midland Beek?
 

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Well done MJ, the more you get the less chance they get to me!

mixture begins to ferment after a while and goes from attractive to very attractive and finally becomes disgusting

just like my Home brew, that's when I drink it

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This is the first year that I have put traps out in the spring, usually they were only used when the hornets/wasps started attacking the hives.

My 4 kills + 2 my apprentice has caught = 6 less nests and MANY THOUSANDS less hornets in Augustbee-smillie

They will be going out every Spring from now on.
HEY! I Thought I was your apprentice! :eek: Honestly - you fail to catch any Hornet Queens and you get your apprenticeship terminated...
 

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HEY! I Thought I was your apprentice! :eek: Honestly - you fail to catch any Hornet Queens and you get your apprenticeship terminated...
Do you mean: "You're fired!"
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nikca - look at the date of the original post - it was before your apprenticeship began so you're not fired:) (yet);)

I have not seen any hornets or wasps so far this year just lots of bumbles. With a bit of luck the 14 days of sub zero temperatures we had at the beginning of February - lowest -15C - will have killed a few off. Wishfull thinking perhaps:banghead:
 

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I'll get me veil...
 

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The Hornet trap I described in thread

http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4292&page=3

has just been checked and I have caught 4 queen asian hornets:hurray: What was a surprise was that they were no where near the bees, they were caught in the traps set near the house - Queens looking for nest sites? Not a very good picture as they have been pickling in the trap for ?? days/weeks!!
strawberry syrup?? like milkshake syrup, or fruit juice squash, or stuff you put on ice cream?
 

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