Boring bees get their common name from their habit of boring into wood. Boring bees do not eat wood but cause damage to structures by drilling circular holes to create tunnels inside wood. Unlike other common bees, such as honeybees and bumble bees that live in colonies, boring bees are not social insects and build individual nests into trees outdoors or into the frames, eaves or sides of buildings. Adult boring bees overwinter in abandoned nest tunnels where they have stored limited pollen to survive the colder temperatures. The bees that survive the winter will emerge in the spring to feed on nectar, mate and build galleries. They may reuse an already existing gallery or they may excavate new galleries.
Female boring bees chew circular holes through wood to make individual galleries to lay eggs and protect their larvae as they develop. They are particularly inclined to build their galleries in soft, unpainted and worn wood, although some species may prefer hardwood. Wooden structures on the property, like decks and fences, are also prone to boring bee infestations.
These work to save your wood structures without using pesticides that harm other useful insects. Honey bees will not go into the holes so you are not harming them.
Traps are made from untreated pine . Comes with hanging hardware and glass jar- these really work! Jar and hardware may vary from pic
To make this trap work for stingers like wasps, hornets and yellow jackets, you just need to add a little sweet soda and 5 drops of dish liquid to the Mason Jar. Screw it onto the lid at the bottom of the trap and get ready to trap em up! Once you get a few in there and they have properly passed on, you can empty the jar by unscrewing it, then add your syrup again and catch some more…it’s the gift that keeps on giving ;)
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