I was reading on a site about control of the wax moth (lesser and greater) (also works for that hideous bald faced hornet), that one is a doozy!!! The suggestion was to mix water, vinegar and a banana peel, allowing to ferment a little. This mixture having been put in a 2 ltre pop bottle with hole made on the neck.
My question is: why banana peel? not plain and simply fruit. I know that beer works excellently too though.
The bald faced hornet (and yellowjackets) are a wonderful predator of unfriendly insects in the garden, I know that. But I have seen them attacking my colonies this past summer, (even the colonies that were strong). So, I am on a mission to keep the population of the bald faced hornet and yellowjacket under control.
It is a terrible sight when you see these predators land on the bottomboard for a second and grab a guard bee quickly and fly away. I don't like that and will try to deter this from occurring in my beeyard. Great day. Cindi