Re: helping bees defend their colony against wasps
I have never heard of this being a problem in the US, if you maintain strong colonies. The only time I have seen yellowjackets picking on a beehive is when it was almost completely dead and eaten up by wax moth. They may have been feeding on honey for a sweet taste, but I believe that they were actually going after the brood. Being carniverous.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet