Jump to content

Eek! Queen wasps already!


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 14
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Try swapping to porridge. They won't like that.

Not on your toast 

As an approved operator you probably know why that recommendation is there ?

I have found five or six so far this year - mostly in the house.  They have been hibernating in my wood shed and when brought inside, warm up and begin flying around. Squash! I was thinking about putting a bug bomb in the woodshed and putting a tarp over the front to seal it best I could, but it's only about 10m away from the hives, and don't want to nuke them with the fumes. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I suspect there are hundreds of Queen wasps for every nest that actually gets established but it still doesn't stop me squashing them when I see them. I got three yesterday actually inside beehives and they crunched pretty good. I would think over 90% of wasp around here are German wasps. What is everyone else finding.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I've seen a few in the past week, trying to pick the bees out that are in the grass below the hive. I have put vespex out this weekend as I lost hives to the wasps last autumn. How long do you leave it out for ? I know the recommendation is that you throw it away after 8 days, just wondering if this is sufficient time.   

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, anniiee said:

I know the recommendation is that you throw it away after 8 days, just wondering if this is sufficient time. 

As an approved operator you probably know why that recommendation is there ?

Edited by yesbut
  • Agree 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎15‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 2:37 PM, Trevor Gillbanks said:

Vespex will work now.

 

3 hours ago, yesbut said:

As an approved operator you probably know why that recommendation is there ?

I'll rephrase my question, yes I know that it is for safety reasons that it is removed, I just wondered whether given that we have a significant wasp problem whether anyone leaves it in for anything different to the recommendation. I'll follow the recommendations and put some cat food out following this just to check :$

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, anniiee said:

 

I'll rephrase my question, yes I know that it is for safety reasons that it is removed, I just wondered whether given that we have a significant wasp problem whether anyone leaves it in for anything different to the recommendation. I'll follow the recommendations and put some cat food out following this just to check :$

On the two times I've used Vespex in anger there was minimal wasp activity on day three and none after day four. If you're still seeing activity on day eight then it won't matter how long you leave it out - they're clearly not on protein. 

  • Thanks 1
  • Good Info 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...