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RE: Yellowjackets

They also mark you with a chemical scent so that others can find you.  But,
found out that they are a good source of food for bears, skunks, raccoon,
frogs, some birds and they are as important as bees for pollinating.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/27/2004 7:56:07 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Yellowjackets
> In my experience, Yellow Jackets are more aggressive than most "bees" or
> wasps.  It doesn't take much to get provoke them and I don't think they
> their stingers, so they can come back at you time and time again.  Having
> said that, if there is a nest close by on your property, it's pretty much
> guarantee you'll be stung.
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of Donna
> Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:07 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Yellowjackets
> Why are they stinging you? Are you attacking their nest? 
> Most times, if you leave them alone, they leave you alone. I have tons
> of bees, wasps and hornets that live here and only get stung when I
> actually grab one of them... Ouch!
> Donna
> > 
> > Has anyone found a way to discourage yellow jackets. I needed to mow
> the
> > back area of my property this afternoon and got stung again. This will
> > be the third nest I will have to kill this summer on an acre and 3/4.
> I
> > put up the traps and seemed to have gotten some pretty large ones so
> > thought I caught several queens. Right now the traps are not
> collecting
> > much although they have fairly new attractants.
> > 
> > 
> > Do any of you know if the bee equipment might be strong enough to use
> to
> > protect me? I don't know if their stingers are longer, etc.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
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