Despite their similar appearance, yellowjackets and bees are not the same insect. In fact, yellowjackets can cause big problems for honeybees. They buzz around the entrance of a honeybee hive and try to “gang up” on the worker bees who are guarding their home.
If the colony is weak, the yellowjackets win. They’ll eat up the honey and pollen and also eat the honeybee workers themselves. As if that’s not bad enough, the yellowjackets will also devour the unborn honeybee brood.
Any decline in the honeybee population, whether it’s due to yellowjackets or other phenomena, is a serious problem, since honeybees play a valuable role in the pollination of crops.
To keep their honeybee colonies protected, many beekeepers will use RESCUE!® Yellowjacket Traps. Ours is the preferred brand because we use an attractant that is scientifically developed to lure only the targeted yellowjacket species. Other wasp traps that use food or juice as an attractant will potentially lure beneficial bees.
When set up 20 feet away from honeybee boxes, RESCUE!® Yellowjacket Traps will help to keep the honeybee colony thriving and able to pollinate important crops!