Yellow Jacket traps
If your hive(s) were attacked by yellow jackets last year, consider putting out yellow jacket traps NOW to capture the queens! Eliminating the queens may reduce the number of yellow jackets you see in July and August.
Here is a link to a very good yellow jacket bait, with instructions how to “build” a bottle trap for the bait:
It was given out at the Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers conference on Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 (a worthwhile conference to attend!) Also, mark your calendar for January 27, 2018 for next year’s MOVBA conference in Parkersburg, WV.