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4th of July – Enjoy the Outdoors

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4th of July – Enjoy the Outdoors

Everyone enjoys being outdoors on the 4th of July and one of the few things that can spoil the fun are those pesky carpenter bees. Nothing is worse than having carpenter bees flying around you and your guests as you’re trying to grill and enjoy the patio. To help ensure carpenter bees won’t ruin your holiday plans, we’re having a 4th of July sale where everything is 15% off sitewide! Just use discount code FOURTH at checkout, valid 6/30 through 7/5. Happy 4th of July Everyone! Featured Products: NEW! Insect Zapper Racket is great for protecting your home from carpenter...

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Solitary Bees: “Busy As Can Bee” Pollinators?

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Solitary Bees: “Busy As Can Bee” Pollinators?

The majority of the bee population in the United States falls into the “solitary bee” category. This includes mason bees, mining bees, carpenter bees, digger bees and several others. Many, but not all solitary bees are harmless. Some can be efficient pollinators, and others can be a real problem. Carpenter Bee Argument Some solitary bees, such as the carpenter bee, can become a real nuisance to have in your backyard. They drill holes into porches, decks, or anywhere on your property that may have dead wood. In addition, many people will argue that carpenter bees are not the pollinator others...

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Great Gifts for the Mom that Loves Being Outside

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Great Gifts for the Mom that Loves Being Outside

Where would any of us be without our Moms? Best Bee Brothers thinks that Moms really are the best, so don’t settle on getting her anything less! Give mom what she really wants - peace and quiet! With the beautiful spring weather here let her enjoy outdoor space free of carpenter bees. Best Bee Brother’s line of carpenter bee traps and accessories has the perfect tools to truly give mom a protected outdoor oasis. To help give her everything she needs we are offering 20% off every item in our store 5/1 - 5/15 with our discount code MothersDay2017. Featured...

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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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