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    no experience but what I've read of the oriental...

    no experience but what I've read of the oriental hornet is that to get the nest it's a full suit job and bag it up otherwise they go for your throat. In my case it wasn't possible to find the nest...
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    Hi Robert, Like the locals I'm using...

    Hi Robert,

    Like the locals I'm using Langstroth and I always keep the entrance reduced to about 4 inches. The hornets I've had problems with are Oriental hornets. I've never seen the bees despatch...
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    Woooo Hoooo !!!

    :D

    Temperatures down to the low 20's now (centigrade :)) and we've had rain and the hornets have gone............... And. I've still got the girls.

    I've had a queen excluder below the brood...
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    They're orientalis and they can be a big problem...

    They're orientalis and they can be a big problem here. The guy I bought the bees off lost 17 hives to them one year. They seem to be strictly insect eaters. I've had traps out till they stink and...
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    Tomorrow I'm making an entrance reducer out of a...

    Tomorrow I'm making an entrance reducer out of a queen excluder to stop the buggers getting under the brood box. We're only small time bee keeps with one hive and may have moved on to two at some...
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    I'm running out of ideas now (and bees). I've...

    I'm running out of ideas now (and bees). I've read all I can about oriental hornets and they seem just about unstoppable. I've got traps baited with chicken and fish and I've tried sweet traps with...
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    Thanks for your help everyone. I had a trap...

    Thanks for your help everyone.

    I had a trap under the hive for a day to see if I could get the hornets that have already found the bees. I've now got traps no closer than around 30 meters and...
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    Thanks for your ideas guys. They're oriental...

    Thanks for your ideas guys.
    They're oriental hornets. I'll try to get pics today of the little b&s*£ds.
    There's and interesting article here...
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    We've been out for the day and just checked the...

    We've been out for the day and just checked the hive. No guards again and when the entrance reducer was moved 4 hornets came out of the hive. I chased them off with the net when one of the girls came...
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    Help! Hornets....

    I went to check the hive today and found no guards at the entrance. I knocked on the hive and got a bit of a buz but still no guards even when I rattled the entrance reducer. A hornet then flew...
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