November 11, 2010 at 11:05pm
If you pick a coldish morning, anything in the high fifties or less they should be moving rather lethargically.
I would bring some heavy rubber stripping gloves in the stand, put them on.
In the dark, use a red light, shine it on the nest and place the entire thing, wasps and all in a ziplock bag or a jar or something.
The red light allows you to see but doesn't get them flying but neither will the cool weather.
The gloves I recommend I get from Home Depot in the clean up section.
This may sound a little crazy to some of you but trust me it will work as long as it is done in coolish to cold weather.
I am a bee keeper and a licensed pest control operator in case you are wondering.