Do any of you folks make your own Bee traps?
The past few years I've made Carpenter Bee Traps for relatives. Seem I get more calls for Bee traps each year.
Easy to make and very effective.
The way Carpenter Bee traps work-
Bee enters holes. Climbs upward to meet downward hole. Decides this isn't a good spot. Sees light at bottom to return outside and crawls into jar or water bottle.
Here are two styles from this years.
I used firewood to make one style. 4" in length. It has a 1" hole drill in center , about 3/4 the way thru. Then I drilled four, 1/2" entry holes at about 45 degrees, upward, until intersecting with 1" hole.
Attach jar lid (drill 1" hole in lid) or screw on water bottle to bottom hole.
4 hole style, I usually use a 4x4 cut to 4" length, but I didn't have any so I used pine firewood.
Entry holes are drill upward at 45 degree angle because this is the angle a Carpenter Bee makes to lay eggs.
Another style I use is a 2x4, 4" long. I use a single entry hole, with 1" center hole, about 3/4 the way thru.