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Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees: A Guide

Here are some other helpful tips and tricks: Existing Nests.  If there are any existing nests they should be plugged up as soon as possible.  Carpenter bees are highly territorial.  They will defend their own nest and keep other carpenter bees away from the area.  If your trap isn’t working properly, there is a good chance there could be some nests nearby that are discouraging any other carpenter bees from nesting in the area, resulting in the trap not attracting any bees.  The holes can be covered up easily with caulk, putty, wooden dowel, or even steel wool.  Once the...

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New Year, New Design

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New Year, New Design

An Updated Carpenter Bee Trap As many of us know, perfection is rarely achieved on the first try. Fortunately, at Best Bee Brothers we are more than happy to admit when there is room for improvement. That is why we decided to kick off the New Year by implementing a few design changes to our Best Bee Trap, based on your customer feedback. While our response from customers has always been overwhelmingly positive about our traps’ ability to catch bees, we were starting to notice a few recurring themes among our veteran users - frustration with having to replace the...

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Where do carpenter bees go in the winter?

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Where do carpenter bees go in the winter?

For those who are afflicted by carpenter bees, they seem to be a constant annoyance all spring and summer. But where do they go during the cold winter months? You may be surprised to learn that carpenter bees hibernate in their nests during the winter. As spring begins, so does the life cycle of a carpenter bee. Young adult carpenter bees emerge from their hibernation ready to mate, and create a new nest all their own – this is the best time to hang your carpenter bee trap! By the end of spring, the carpenter bees are well into their...

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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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