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  1. #1
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    Sad Yellow Jackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have 1 weak hive that I've been nursing along. About three weeks ago I requeened with a new Itallian in hopes of a quicker build up since the old queen was almost 2 yrs old. She was there last week and so I thought everything was going to be alright. BUT! Now I've seen small Yellow Jackets in and around the hive and could not find the queen. Ive gone through the hive 4 times looking for her, She's gone and lost forever
    So now my question is! Will Yellow Jackets hunt down and kill queens in the hive?
    "How do you expect to get by in life if you're not precision!"

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Yellow Jackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did you see eggs?
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Yellow Jackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did you see eggs?

    There are some eggs in 1 frame but they were there when I last saw her. looked thru the hive again today just to see if she was there, but alas, she is gone.
    "How do you expect to get by in life if you're not precision!"

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Yellow Jackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yellowjackets will decimate a hive. Especially a weak one. They eat larvae, bees and honey. Queen would be tasty, I'm sure.

    If they are robbing out the hive, you must stop them immediately.

    See Michael Bush:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesrobbing.htm

    "Met-How" Kraig

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