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Wasps! (guard screen for hives)

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I live in wasp central, the waitakeres, and over the last week or so have started noticing wasp activity around the hive. Anything up to 3 or 4 wasps at a time. None seem to have got in yet!

I've reduced the entrance, and put out jam and banana banana bait traps but these haven't been touched. In the evening there is a real buzz/hum in the air from all the wasps.

I've made a wasp guard screen and was wondering if it's too soon to put it on and how long does it take for the bees to get used to it. Full opening is 20mm wide and reduced 50x10mm. See below.

Thanks

C

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Put it on now, it will confuse the hell out of the bees though

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I've reduced the entrance, and put out jam and banana banana bait traps but these haven't been touched.

Wouldn't bees go for the jam?

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Wouldn't bees go for the jam?

they don't seem to... but they have plenty of honey in the hive... there is one solitary wasp floating in it now though!

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You've not got poison in it though eh? Just like a water trap to drown them in....

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You've not got poison in it though eh? Just like a water trap to drown them in....

Yes, no poison... It's a gourmet jam trap!... Homemade grape jam was all I had to use.

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Put it on now, it will confuse the hell out of the bees though

Thanks... have done, and they seem to be getting used to it...

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