A new intruder! I tried killing him with a fly swatter but I missed...then he just got mad. Sadly we were also out of wasp spray so I just had to wait for him to leave. You win this day, but I’ll win the war! #wasp#waspseverywhere#waspseason#thisiswar#diebug
Once again reminded why I have these oils on hand.
My 6 year old came in with a wasp sting on her hand (so many wasps about! 😡😱). I looked up on the reference app for what oils may be helpful and under wasp sting it said these three oils: Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Basil. And I have all 3! 🙌. Made up a combo of these with almond oil and within 5 minutes she said it wasn’t stinging and the white puffy ring around the sting has disappeared. So stoked that I can support her with my little collection!
Pretty excited for hive inspections today! The wasps/hornets have been relentless lately and we've caught hundreds (literally, my husband counts) in the wasp traps between the hives this week alone. I'm nervous they will ruin inspection day and I REALLY want to meet Ygritte!!! Any advice on keeping the wasps away during inspections?
We have a few things we MUST do today:
•Swap the screened bottom boards with solid bottom boards.
•Mite Check (sugar roll). Our sticky boards are showing 1-2 per day so I'm hopeful we'll find low mite counts.
•Refill rapid feeders (We should just buy a pallet of sugar from Costco!) #honeybee#honeybees#minnesotabeekeepers#waspseverywhere#backyardbeekeeping#beekeeper#beekeeperlife