Okay here is a question, this weekend, I have noticed a few, no really more than a few Large Japanese Hornets, wandering around the hives..... I mean I think they are Japanese, I didn't her them say anything, but by the way they look they seem to be the closest to what I have seen in the books, and online. They are Large, about 10X's the size of a bee, and Black and gold, they look very nasty with some sizeable mandibles.... yes I was close, but not close enough to destroy them.
I hear they send out scout hornets to the hive, that they mark with phermones, and then return with others to Destroy the hive and the bees. i hear they come for the bees, and then for the Honey and the larvae.
My question, is What Should I do??? Today I went out with some bleach and water and wiped down the hive, do try and remove the phermone. Hoping that this might erase the smell so the others don't come.
Suggestions of what others have experienced or done, would be helpful and very appreciated.
Looking forward to hearing what you seasoned beeks have to say.
Thanks again, I always find you to be the best at what you do!!!