+1 on the Cheshire front , I've done 3 nests and still got swarming wasps , thankfully the hives are now strong and withstanding them but it's awful.We've had an awful year for wasps here in Cheshire. We usually have quite a high number of them, but they were three inches deep in the traps inside 48 hours. I hate killing them but they were just constantly buzzing around the hive. I took advice to put a trap directly under the hive and that worked great. They seem to be slowly disappearing but I do mean slowly.
A word of caution. Squishing wasps on a hive coats the hive in wasp alarm pheromones which will only serve to act as a distress beacon to all wasps for miles around. Not very healthy for the hive and a number of beeks have lost hives as a consequence.Masses of wasps around mine the glut of plumbs isn’t helping so I have bought a couple of very expensive wasp traps and hope they are as good as they say.
Have to admit that giving the bees a helping hand to defend their entrance for ten minuets at a time is very therapeutic especially after a day dealing with idiots
I am not saying there is no truth in this andA word of caution. Squishing wasps on a hive coats the hive in wasp alarm pheromones which will only serve to act as a distress beacon to all wasps for miles around.