This is an old post, so you probably are no longer there.
If you are, can you tell me how you keep the trap from
capturing your bees as well as the wasps? Thank you. em
Answer: Because you will be making a liquid bait that consists of Beer, Jam and Water- Honeybees & Bumblebees will not be interested but repulsed by the smell. Wasps are carnivorous and love the smell of decaying meat, fruit etc. So this bait attracts flies, moths and wasps.
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