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Re: Yellowjackets!

Thanks for the suggestion, Marge.  I tried hanging a bottle of a strong sugar
water solution, even painted the top of the bottle with honey.  After two days
it has trapped one bumblebee - I don't really have a problem with them - but 
the yellowjackets have ignored it completely.  They're still swarming the 
hummer's feeder, but he seems to be a bit bolder about sharing.  The other
day they would actually chase the hummer - today I saw him chase one of
the yellowjackets.  

In a message dated 08/21/2004 4:29:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
mtalt@hort.net writes:
Had a thought re: your feeder.  You might try filling a narrow neck
bottle (ketchup or similar maybe; old wine vinegar bottle or any one
of those long narrow neck kind) about half way with a strong sugar
water solution and hanging it up somewhere away from where you put
the hummer feeder, but close enough so this group could find it. 
Something that they'd have a hard time getting out of once they got
in.  Might trap them. 

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