I feel that all Earth's creatures have their place under the blue sky but NOT UNDER MY ROOF!!!
Hornets give me creeps! They are the size of a miniature bird for bees sake! I'm happy we don't have the Japanese Hornet which is 2 times bigger than our European Hornet. But these Hornets invading our cottage at this time are no Forager Hornets but Queens which sure are big! Like Wasp Queens so do Hornet Queens search for nesting sites in late Spring. This is the right time to keep their numbers low around the household ... and around the Apiary :) I don't want my ladies to have much hussle in life.
|My weapon of choice is a Badminton racquet which is very effective.|
I use thick rubber gloves and a beekeepers anorak when pursuing Hornets.
|They are huge! My finger is thinner than the gloves. She is as big as 2 thirds|
of my little finger!
She flew pass me and that is when she met the racquet face on! BANG!
In the last couple of days I killed 3 Hornet Queens. I wish these are the last ones to visit. May they be in peace ... someplace else.