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Do Carpenter Bees Sting / Are They Aggressive?

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Do Carpenter Bees Sting / Are They Aggressive?

Do carpenter bees sting? The simple answer is yes. Speaking from experience, it can be quite painful! However, this painful defense is only given to the female carpenter bees -- often described as ‘wood bees’ by some. Since the male’s main duty is to protect the nest while the female builds it, you are more likely to interact with male carpenter bees. Ironically, as the protector, the male bee is not equipped with a stinger. Instead, he uses his substantial frame to body slam and intimidate other creatures he deems as a threat. His defensive behavior is something you may...

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How to Repair Carpenter Bee Damage

Repair Carpenter Bee Damage

How to Repair Carpenter Bee Damage

It's finally fall! The air is crisp and the leaves are changing. Carpenter bee season is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean the end of carpenter bee maintenance. Fall is the absolute best time to plug any carpenter bee nests, in order to prevent young carpenter bees from emerging and continuing their wood burrowing ways. There is a bit of a debate on how to successfully plug up a carpenter bee nest. One known method is applying wood putty at a nest's entrance hole. This method can be satisfactory when time is short and you need to keep...

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How to Attract Bees to Your Garden? Add a Bee Lodge

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How to Attract Bees to Your Garden? Add a Bee Lodge

How to attract pollinating bees to your garden? Add one of the Best Bee Brothers' bee lodges to attract solitary bees such as mason bees and carpenter bees to your garden area. The bees will nest in the bee lodge and pollinate your surrounding garden area. This lodge is a great way to lure the bees away from nesting in your home. It is a win-win! You get a beautiful garden and the bees get protection ... what could be better? Carved Bee Lodge If you are looking for a way to give your garden a little extra power this...

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Black Bees? How to Differentiate a Bumble Bee vs Carpenter Bee

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Black Bees? How to Differentiate a Bumble Bee vs Carpenter Bee

Carpenter bees and bumble bees are often confused for one another. Both are approximately the same size and can be found in some of the same places, including your garden. If you see large black bees in your yard, there are some easy tell-tale signs for distinguishing between the two.   Bumble bees are important pollinators and are one of the few bee species who can pollinate. Specifically, they are excellent buzz pollinators, which is the process of dislodging pollen from the flower by the vibrations of their flight muscles. Currently, the pollinator population is declining, therefore, it is crucial...

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Prevent Carpenter Bees this Summer

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Prevent Carpenter Bees this Summer

This season alone, Best Bee Brothers has received hundreds of calls from people ready to pull out their hair due to the destruction of carpenter bees. Understandably, preventing and treating carpenter bees can seem like a daunting task. Even though the initial nesting season is over, you can still prevent future carpenter bees occupancy during the remaining summer months. The key to carpenter bee prevention is treating carpenter bee nests. Although mating season is over, carpenter bees continue to build their nests and produce their young throughout the summer. Any nest you see, old or new, must be treated immediately....

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