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Old 06-02-2017, 08:43 PM
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Originally Posted by composter View Post
Almond (not sweet almond) oil is a natural repellent for Carpenter Bees. As aforementioned they are pollinators and our pollinators are on the decline. Repel rather than exterminate if at all possible. They cannot stand almond oil-apply inside the holes they have drilled and they will go somewhere else-to the neighbor?? I have been doing this for years.
Call me weird or whatever you like. I know we need pollinators in the area where I reside.


Agree. If people originally treat the wood, they will not invade.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:21 PM
Location: BBB and FDA and Mission:Impossible #1
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Bee stings suck. When I was a young boy our family visited my aunt and uncle who lived deep in the wilderness. We were warned about their bee boxes out in the adjacent yard but my little brother didn't listen and threw a rock at the bee boxes. That of course upset them and we had to sprint really fast to escape them. I was alright but my siblings got stung a bunch of times. My little brother had three bees stuck in his forehead that were buzzing madly in place because they couldn't fly away. He was bawling and I was laughing because it was ridiculously funny to see him panicking with those bees stuck in his skin like that.
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