Wasps Alert

waspSeemingly missing so far this year, wasps are starting to make an appearance around the hives.

To keep the pesky invaders out:

Reduce the entrance size of the hive, probably opened fully during the recent hot weather, to give the bees a smaller area to defend,

Put out wasp traps, wasp trap (Mobile)these can be bought or easily made with a jam jar with a hole made in the lid or from a plastic drinks bottle as shown. Bait with your favourite mixture or vinegar, sugar and salt attracts wasps but not bees.  Do not use honey in the bait of course.