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The most feared predators for bees are wasps and hornets and the dreaded Vespa velutina. To capture these voracious killers, we need to take preventative measures already in spring, because it is at this time of the year that the founding queens begin flying in search for both, favorable places for nesting, and new bee-colonies to attack. We can effectively reduce the Vespa velutina local populations by placing, already in spring, our bio traps with a sweet or sour-sweet bait, as recommended in our recipes.

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Also see: Asian hornet best trap to use

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Vespa velutina
Vespa crabro, vespa mandarinia, vespula germanica and common wasp

The traps that can help you are:

Use the following recipes

WASPS, HORNETS, ASIAN HORNET (Vespa velutina) - Tap Trap

Half litre of beer + 2 tablespoon of sugar or honey

Alternatively: Half litre of water + 3 tablespoons of sugar or honey + a glass of vinegar

Alternatively: Sweet white wine (or white wine sweetened with sugar or honey) + 20 to 30 millilitres of mint syrup (roughly equivalent to a small glass)

 

Asian hornet: we do suggest to use these baits for the spring and autumn trapping

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WASPS, HORNETS, ASIAN HORNET (Vespa velutina) - Vaso Trap

350 ml of beer + 2 tablespoon of sugar or honey

Alternatively: 200 ml of water + 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey + a glass of vinegar

Alternatively: 350 ml of sweet white wine (or white wine sweetened with sugar or honey) + 20 to 30 ml of mint syrup (roughly equivalent to a small glass)

 

Asian hornet: we do suggest to use these baits for the spring and autumn trapping

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SFERA TRAP

After inserting the two 1.5V AA batteries (not included), insert the luminaire into its seat inside one of the semispheres. Sfera Trap is now ready to be assembled - How to do it

 

Before applying the glue, wrap the sphere with a transparent plastic film (such as cling film, or two clear shower cups); then apply a suitable glue.

In the event of loss of adhesion, the glue can be reapplied several times.

 

In addition to using only glue, or glue and attractants on it, Sfera Trap can also support insecticides and pheromones.

 

Practical advice: Use disposable gloves in the preparation of the sphere and the various products used. To avoid damage from possible spillage of glue, place a protective sheet underneath the sphere, such as cardboard or paper. In the eventuality of glue spillages these can be removed using white spirit or turpentine - How to do it

 
🔆 SFERA TRAP IN BEEHIVES - against Asian hornet 🔆

IMPORTANT: Sfera Trap is used in apiary in summer time, leaving out its LED luminaire, to reduce the pressure caused by Vespa velutina on beehives 

It should be positioned when the pressure of the Asian hornet increases (usually in summer time) until the end of the summer, using a proteinaceous bait.


Assemble the two semispheres and then wrap the trap with a transparent plastic film (such as cling film, or two clear shower cups). Then apply a suitable glue.
 

See how to do it with this video or learn more here

 

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