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TVaughan
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« on: January 31, 2005, 09:29:04 PM »

This year they were as bad as mites. Here's a bee that died, but took the other guy down with him. You can see the death lock on the yellow jacket's leg.

http://www4.pbase.com/beekeeper/image/31552504
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BigRog
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2005, 10:14:51 PM »

Great shot
If you do a search here there were several posts with yellow jacket traps plans posted here, very cheap to make.

The search feature here works very well and is prob underused.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2005, 10:51:32 PM »

That is a really good pic though, hope you have a better year this year, bye
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Ryan Horn
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2005, 05:06:55 PM »

They have been a menace here last season - more than I can remember for many years - said to be because of global warming and/or less chemicals being sprayed on farm crops.

Easy and cheap traps can be made by putting some beer and/or Coke (Found a good use for the stuff at last!) in a wine bottle and laying it at an angle (so rain doesn't get in and flood it).  Wasps love it, bees don't., so you won't drown any of our friends.  A weakness is that some wasps just use it as a drinking fountain, so I will be experimenting with some kind of one-way type reversed funnel in the neck of the bottle this year.
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