Q: I heard the words “making a carpenter bee trap” on your Saturday morning show. Where can I get details?
A: I mentioned that I’d seen a video of a guy making a trap that he said was very effective in trapping the bees.
You can buy them ready-made from Carpenter Bee Solutions, which holds a patent on this type carpenter bee trap.
>> I would like to report that the carpenter bee trap does work. Over the past 11 days I have caught a total of 7 bees in 3 different traps. I went 7 days before catching the first bee, but then caught 1-2 a day recently. However, the tennis racket is still ahead with a total of 15 swatted.
>> Just wanted to thank you for the information on carpenter bee traps. I watched the video and made two of the traps. They work great. I have caught 15 bees so far and only had them up for about a week and a half. The best advice I can give is you need to hang them in the right location. I originally hung one under my porch and then one above my porch close to the roof. I had to move the one under the porch, they didn’t like that one and it didn’t catch any. I just wrapped it around my porch rail and have since caught four. The one from the roof is by far the best. It has caught 11. Also I used a mason jar instead of the second bigger coke bottle. It makes it look a little nicer and is much easier to dump the dead bees out of.