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Offline joey33

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yellow jackets
« on: August 04, 2005, 01:28:27 PM »

Can't controll them around my house.

Do they cause problems with honey bees ?

Offline buck

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yellow jackets
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2005, 01:35:25 PM »
I find one every now and again in the hive buy they don't seem to be much of a problem for the bees. I have lots around but I use soapy water to control them.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2005, 02:51:26 PM »
This may be weird but, I have noticed that in the two weeks since I captured this hive (my first) I have not had near the wasp and hornet problem that I used to and normally do this time of year.   I have a window A/C unit that empties into a pail and a leaky faucet in the back that they congregate around, normally.  I like this!  It wasn't instantaneous.  They tapered off as the days went by.  Like I said, weird.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2005, 10:50:21 PM »

Offline Beecharmer

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Wasp Trap
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2005, 06:58:49 PM »
I find the wasp trap very interesting.  Would our honeybees get in there also?  I have a real problem with wasps.  What about bumble bees?  I have a bumble bee nest in my yard and don't want to harm them either.
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Offline Martha

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2005, 12:36:37 PM »
I have one of those traps in my yard. As long as you do not put honey in the trap the bees will have no interest.

I also have loads of bumbles and none have entered my trap. Just moths, flys, wasps and yellow jackets - oh and one june bug.

Mine is sitting on the ground in front of the  hives where the yellow jackets were hovering. I did have it about 4 ft up and they weren't noticing it. As soon as I set it down on the ground they started check it out.

You don't have to use banana. I used peach skins and a piece of cantalope rind. It helps to rub some around the entry holes. I also took some left over salmon and put in there. I use a string (drilled holes in the cap) with twist ties to hold the fruit/meat. I couldn't find my cheesecloth or I would have put the fruit/meat in a little bag.

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