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Has anybody tried one of these?

http://www.waspinator.co.uk/home.html

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No, don't know if it works for wasps, I guess it works for profits :biggrinjester: So works on the basis of self regulating population density, so it'll only do any good if it is up before queens make nests and given this 350m activity radius from a nest - posted elsewhere - you'd need one at your apiary and then an overlapping ring of them about 200m out from the apiary being protected. Pop bottles and orange juice looking attractive I think!
 

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I already have the bottles made from a recipe on here. They work very wellbee-smilliebee-smillie.
Just curious if anybody had tried one. In retrospect I imagine there's nobody on this forum daft enough.
 

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I already have the bottles made from a recipe on here. They work very wellbee-smilliebee-smillie.
Just curious if anybody had tried one. In retrospect I imagine there's nobody on this forum daft enough.
Making one is worth a try ,all that is needed is a crumpled piece of chicken wire with one loop pulled out to use as a hanger ! then the lot covered with paper mache'. Painted in dull autumny colours , this should keep the wasps away from the apiary etc.

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Pulling your leg :leaving:
I went as far as the wire frame but never completed the project !!
I don't think I will bee-smillie

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My mum brought me a couple last year after seeing the trouble I was having with one of my nucs, I was unsure of their effectiveness until I saw aload of wasps resting on one until they returned to the hive, at that point I was convinced there were crap!

Although I put them up after the trouble started they might be more effective as a preemptive measure.

This year I'll be sticking to conventional traps.

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AsK HM he made some last year from balloons coated in paper mache and painted with grey paint
 

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Hey Kevin....i never made nothing....you should know better than that....they were crap.
 

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Sorry Pete not all of us have the luxury of slaves to do our work for us and that includes experiments, we have to WORK for ourselves
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