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Why Are Our Traps Made Of Soft Pine Wood?

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Why Are Our Traps Made Of Soft Pine Wood?

Why does Best Bee Brothers make traps out of lightweight pine wood? Learn more about carpenter bee nesting habits and behavior and find out how this important design feature is essential to attracting carpenter bees into your trap and away from your home.

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Should I Paint or Stain My Carpenter Bee Trap?

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Should I Paint or Stain My Carpenter Bee Trap?

Many Best Bee Brothers customers ask us if they can paint or stain their carpenter bee traps. Find out why we don’t recommend it, and learn why altering your trap can make it ineffective. Finally, pick up some tips and tricks to get the most out of your carpenter bee traps and keep your home safe from damage.

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How to get Rid of Carpenter Bees Naturally

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How to get Rid of Carpenter Bees Naturally

Don’t like using pesticides or toxic chemicals to eliminate carpenter bees? Neither do we!  That is why Best Bee Brothers specializes in all-natural solutions to get rid of carpenter bees and other pests. Try some of our favorite ways to repel carpenter bees naturally all year long. Fall Prep to Deter Carpenter Bees Seal up any wooden divots or pre-existing holes in your wood. Every spring when female carpenter bees start their search for new homes, they seek out imperfections in wood as perfect places to begin nests. In the fall, use wood putty or our wooden corks, specially sized for carpenter...

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Attract Carpenter Bees to your Trap With Sugar Water

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Attract Carpenter Bees to your Trap With Sugar Water

A very common thing we here from customers is that they have been trying attract carpenter bees, typically away from their house, using sugar water. Does sugar water really work, or is it just another overhyped myth? Are carpenter bees even attracted to sugar? We’re going to answer all that and more.

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How to Create a DIY Carpenter Bee Trap

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How to Create a DIY Carpenter Bee Trap

If you are a hands-on kind of person, building a carpenter bee trap might be the perfect project for you! In a few steps, you can create your own DIY version of a carpenter bee trap. We have provided step-by-step carpenter bee trap plans that you can follow along with. But first, here is a helpful video:  Make Your Own Wood Bee Trap  First, you’ll want to gather all your materials. For this homemade carpenter bee catcher you will need: 4x4 cedar or pine post anywhere from 5” to 8” in height. Untreated wood works best! Standard mason jar 6” wide...

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