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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. Many people will argue that carpenter bees are not the pollinator others in the...

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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 have 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 Wood Bees Sting? The simple answer is yes. Carpenter bees, sometimes called wood bees, sting. Female carpenter bees can sting; however, they are unlikely to do so. 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...

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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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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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