Early this spring I placed 2 bottom boards with hive bodies without frames or foundation with telecovers to let the paint age in. The problem is Yellow Jackets have taken over them. Is there any way to trap them out before my bees arive? (no poisons please)
They are mean and I was stung twice already through my bee suit
Spray them with soapy water. I used one of those bottles you attach to your hose to spray fertilizer with. I filled it with dish soap and cleaned up my problems with my Pests.
Give it a shot. you'll be pleased with the results
You might also consider uses a wet dry vac. A 5 hp vac should be able to solve your problems. If you don't want the live wasps in the vac then shut some starter fluid in the vac to kill the wasps.
thanks for the info. the soapy water and the tree sprayer seemed to do the trick. I hope that I don't get more of them. Expecting my bees in 3 weeks