CARPENTER BEE TRAPS 

Carpenter Bee Trap

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By Ivar Leidus - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50238435
By Ivar Leidus - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50238435

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Carpenter Bee Damage

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Carpenter Bee Trap

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Have you been seeing those pesky wood bees, also known as carpenter bees, flying around your porch, deck, or gazebo? Maybe they've been landing on the wood siding of your house or barn? Do you find little piles of sawdust beneath the roof of your deck or in your barn? Yes, that is the work of carpenter bees! They are destroying your wooden structures by drilling holes in the wood, where they lay their eggs and produce more carpenter bees.

Carpenter bees are different than bumblebees, who are prolific pollinators that you want to keep around your place. One way you can tell them apart is by color: a bumblebee is more yellow. Carpenter bees do damage to your wood structures that outweighs any pollination benefits.

 

The carpenter bee bores round holes in the wood, turns 90°, and then excavates a tunnel in which to lay its eggs. This obviously weakens the structure. To check for carpenter bee damage, look for small round holes, as in the example pictured.

 

If you are seeing any of these signs, our carpenter bee trap might just be the natural, chemical free solution that you're looking for. The holes in this simple trap mimic the natural holes that previous carpenter bees have made in your wood structures. The unsuspecting bee crawls into the hole, follows the light from the jar, and is trapped. Hand-crafted from red cedar wood, these traps are actually quite decorative. Try them for yourself!  Or if you are looking for a new product to sell at your greenhouse, farm or home improvement store, or a farmer's market, these bee traps could be your new bestseller.

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Hello fellow gardeners! We're Jeff and Bev Koehn. We started our business in 1997 selling plants at our home east of Walker, Missouri and have since expanded to open a second location in Nevada, Missouri. We grow high quality plants at the Walker location. Either location is your one stop for flowers: annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, hanging baskets and patio plants. We also sell vegetable plants and seeds and in season produce.

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