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Offline Stlnifr

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Wasp and swarm traps.
« on: October 11, 2010, 09:47:53 PM »
If a wasp takes up home in a swarm trap will the bees still try to use it or will they leave it alone because of the wasp.

Will the lemon grass oil be a deterrent to the wasp and keep them out of the trap
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Offline AllenF

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Re: Wasp and swarm traps.
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 10:18:52 PM »
Wasp and bees do not get along.  If wasp take up, you take them out.

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Wasp and swarm traps.
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 01:40:43 AM »
The bees won't move into a wasp nest.  You will need to remove them.  They also won't move into a finch nest (the other thing that seems to move into my bait hives).
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