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Offline Jackam

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Chopped in half - the bee was not quite dead...
« on: August 01, 2013, 06:27:54 PM »
We had a thunderstorm today and then the sun came out. An hour later I went out to watch the bees and I found a bee laying on her back wiggling - chopped in half! I immediately suspected a hornet. Not knowing what to do, I put the entrance reducer in and headed for the computer!

The reducer is at the 4" opening setting. If this even IS the correct thing to do, should I have taken it to the smallest setting (about 3/4" ?)


Offline Jackam

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Re: Chopped in half - the bee was not quite dead...
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 11:45:29 PM »
Yellow Jacket - not hornet.
I was excited!

Anyone????

Offline millipede

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Re: Chopped in half - the bee was not quite dead...
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 11:51:34 PM »
They pheromone traps for them. I try to kill any I see making nests in early spring as those are usually the queens. Nasty little boogers.

 

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