Carpenter Bee Traps - How they work They work well
Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:34 PM
The bee goes in the hole, assuming it is going into a hole drilled as a tunnel entrance by another bee. The critter folds in its wings when it enters the hole, and falls to the bottom before it can unfold its wings to fly.
It then falls through the hole, into the funnel, and into the collection jar. It cannot fly back up through the narrow opeining of the funnel.
They catch some wasps and other bees as well.
$20 with a plastic collection bottle, or $25 with a mason jar.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:57 AM
Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:40 AM
Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:25 PM
Actually the box with the holes tends to attract them. Hang it where you have a good shot at them [or at least thats what we do, swatting them with badminton rackets].
That way you still get to express your frustration with their presence by swatting a couple and knocking them across the driveway, and you get to relish those squirming in the collection jar as a victory as well.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:53 AM
Send me a pm with your contact information. I have 5 or 6 put together that I just need to attach the collection jars to. Do you want a plastic collection bottle [$20] or a mason jar [$25] ?
Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:37 PM
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:53 PM
Unscrew the lid and dump the dead bees on the ground.
Posted Yesterday, 06:00 AM
If you have wasp problem as well, you can build one of these, the wasp trap does help reduce the population.
Posted Yesterday, 10:06 AM
We tend to get 1 or 2 wasps per 10-12 carpenter bees. We do make sure the wasps have died before emptying the trap. They die in a day or 2.