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Murox 

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In my observation, robbing bees seem a bigger threat to bees than robbing wasps. The wasps give in when (as they always are) challenged. The robber bees put up a fight when a few of them arrive at the same time. The tussles with bumbles are the most entertaining.
That reminded me - a couple of checkups/inspection ago I encountered a bumble, doing whatever bumbles do, inside a hive completely unmolested, it buzzed off during the course of my manipulations.
 

Gilberdyke John 

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Remarkably few wasp here too. Never known there to be so few:). Also poor blackberry and honey year though :(. I put it down to an incredibly wet spring which even rotted a lot of my onion bulbs which I have also never seen before.
I've literally NO plums and very few pears/apples on my trees this year. Inopportunely timed frosts wiped out the blossom. Similarly my Evodia and Robinia have no flowers because frost nipped off all the early growth.
There are only a few wasps in evidence so far but I treated a nest I found recently with Digrain which is an alternative.to the usual ficam-w
 

drdrday 

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I've literally NO plums and very few pears/apples on my trees this year. Inopportunely timed frosts wiped out the blossom.
Almost the same here. No plums or cherries whatsoever. Literally one cooking apple on our Bramley and just one eating apple on that tree (although that was only put in last year). Our pear tree however has done fantastically well. I guess it was all just down to the timings of the frosts and the blossom.
As a plus though, we've had hardly any wasps. I haven't bothered putting any traps out at all this year, as they are so few in number, and those that are around are really small.
 

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