Transferring Carpenter Bees

Asked September 19, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT

I have a nest of carpenter bees in the wall of my barn. They are wonderful pollinators and I would like to move them, rather than exterminate them. Is there a way I can "draw" them out before sealing the wood? What time of the year would be best for this transfer attempt?

Potter County Pennsylvania

2 Responses

Spring is the best time to trying to relocate your carpenter bees. Here is a recommendation from Mike McGrath that sounds reasonable. It's worth a try. http://www.gardensalive.com/product/wood-and-ground-bees/you_bet_your_garden

Thank you, Susan! Wonderful resource you shared. I had searched the internet extensively and didn't locate the article you linked.