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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    Next … waspgrafting.
    Now you're talking! Is there even the slightest chance that a young wasp would thrive on the stuff a honeybee would feed them? Could we breed cooperative wasps, wasps that smell like bees, vegetarian wasps that fight off other wasps attacking the colony later? Would they be hornet-sized due to the warmer conditions (I suppose) and sweeter nutrition (guessing again, I've never tasted wasp grub food) and maybe even capable of taking on Asian hornets? Could there be a research grant in this?

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    I like your way of thinking Gavin but first we must secure the domain name. Nothing worse than coming up with a fantastic new venture to find that some upstart (probably Kieth - he's been very quiet recently) scoops you.

    I've been doing some research (for once)

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    As an aside I really thought I'd hit the big time yesterday. I took the roof off a cell raiser and a massive hornet flew off. It must have worked up from the entrance, through the double brood box and two packed supers.

    Hornetkeeping.com is also available I think.

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    The wasps had set up home in the our bee house, cheeky blighters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    Make a big stack of spare 'stuff' in an out of the way corner. Ignore it for weeks or months until you can't find the Horsley board*. Take the stack apart and - if you're lucky - you'll have a laying queen wasp in residence.
    As with all schemes and plans, this one might have a slight flaw.

    I made a big, but untidy, stack of spare 'stuff' in an out of the way corner and ignored it while everywhere around it was flooded. When I took the stack apart a couple of weeks ago I found a family of mice.

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    Saw this on BKF made me chuckle


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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    Saw this on BKF … made me chuckle
    You chuckled at that? Shame on you, you'll get us invaded by the bully-boys who found it so objectionable over there!!

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    Little update on this topic ..... doing the rounds, ahem, yesterday ....

    http://www.greatbritishfoodmagazine....dont-bee-lieve


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    What an entrepreneur Kieth turned out to be ...

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    That's outragious, everybody knows wasp honey is no good as it's bitter and stripey.

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    I heard it had a real sting in it...

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