Has anyone else got any experience with these guys? Everything I've read says they're virtually harmless...unless you have the nest on your property. Well...I have the nest! Let me tell you this thing is impressive. It's a hole near a tree in my backyard (next to one of my hostas) and the activity is really something. All day and into dusk there is a stream of bees going in at the same time they are also coming out. I've got alot of flowers in the yard so I'm guessing there must be a huge load of honey down there (wonder if I should dig it up? )
I've read that using regular wasp and hornet killer will kill the immediate bees that it comes in contact with, but you will have a similar problem once the new larvae hatch. They recommend using a Drione dust spread onto the opening. This will get spread onto the larvae below and not only kill the current lot of bees...but also the unborn as well.
The first time I walked up on the nest I got bumped in the head by a couple of aggressive males. I'm just not sure what to expect when I lay the dust down on the hole. I have no bee allergies So that's a good start. I just ordered the Drione dust today...so we'll see what happens when it comes in.