One for the garden…

I saw this little house for carpenter bees in Real Simple magazine. We have them and they can be quite a destructive force to one’s eaves and decks, but I hate the thought of killing anything that is so beneficial to my garden. That’s why I was so excited to see this decoy/solution:

Made from sustainable bamboo, it’s a bargain at 15$ from Gardener’s Supply.

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2 thoughts on “One for the garden…

  1. The question is: will this simply attract more of these dudes to my house, and have them going for everything wooden in sight, or will they be content with this bamboo house? 🙂

  2. Brian, well… here’s my plan: They don’t like freshly painted wood. So, I’m going to re-paint the eaves this spring and plug up their old holes, while hanging this guy nearby.
    If all goes well, they’ll move house and I won’t have to feel too guilty about destroying their old habitat.

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