Hi....When we arrived here in mid September the two glorious grapevines (huge) that adorn the barn wall and hanging with grapes were attracting masses of hornets. The barn wall is a little way opposite the kitchen door and we were absolutely plagued with them....into the evening once lights were turned on...they tried to get indoors.
None of us were stung....but felt quite threatened.
I have since done a bit of googling on hornets and discovered that there is a fairly new visitor here from Asia which is slightly smaller and has red legs and is more aggresive.......I hadn't a clue....so checked out the ones on the vines and yes they are the Asian ones!
Does anyone have any advice on how to cope with them....a guy who did some work here in the garden had over 30 stings and was laid up for a week when he strimmed close to a nest.......
I just want a few ideas on how to live peacably alongside them...They must be a real problem for vineyards?...how do they cope.....I know it's early in the year...but just trying to prepare myself for the onslaught!!