Transferring Carpenter Bees
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?
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.