great bit of kit for attracting loads and loads of wasps to your apiary - you're better off not bothering with anything.Take a plastic bottle. Cut the top third off, invert it into the bottom of the bottle, with the screw cap off!! Tape into place. Put some cider in the bottom and bobs your uncle!
If they are already attacking your bees you need to get the numbers down and this works. It is better than having a hive wiped out! Silly comment JBM didn't offer any solution!great bit of kit for attracting loads and loads of wasps to your apiary - you're better off not bothering with anything.
Live and let live, I still have a very busy colony in an old log in the garden.Track down the nests and destroy them , kill queen wasps hibernating in roof recess. trap them. I am afraid my view now is any creature that spends all winter and has to start rearing a colony from scratch in spring deserves a chance. I therefore now do not kill queen wasps that I find. I used to but must be getting soft in my old age,
or a few bottles of roseIt's part of the cycle, those little things that happen that enrich our lives. Each event sparks the emotions, whether it be anticipation, joy or even a little sadness. The first Crocus, those early, huge queen Bumbles, the first Swallow, the smell of the Mayflower, those misty, Autumn mornings with all the Spiders webs and the queen Wasps and Bumbles looking for a cosy, undisturbed place where they can wait until the next year, when it starts all over again.
Louis Armstrong certainly got it right.
A nice glass of red also helps to chill one out
It's been a very weird year .. I was looking at the remnants of the ivy in my garden this morning and a few apples left on the trees ... must have been twenty or thirty wasps between the two. I can't remember seeing this many wasps about this late in the year ever ...Came back from walking the dogs this morning and had a look around the garden for any wind damage. The wasps in that log are still busy.