|Project by bowtie||posted 05-25-2012 04:10 PM||25002 views||33 times favorited||20 comments|
We have a lot of carpenter bees around our house which are constantly boring into our porch and my lumber stash so when I found a plan on e how I built some immediately. Mine has caught quite a few bees as shown.
Others I gave to friends and family have not done as well. I had a new catch this morning.
I’m no bee expert but it’s getting late in the year and bee activity seems to be decreasing. ( possibly a project for next spring for your area )
Dimensions are flexible. Build with an overhanging roof, 3 holes angled up, and a funneled shape to the bottle.
Hang with string or wire near corner of structure. Leave dead bees in bottle till almost full.
bowties a live let live kind of guy but don’t mess with my wood!
-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....