Rowan Museum's Utzman-Chambers Home turns into web site of bee hive, carpenter bee infestation – Salisbury Publish – Salisbury Publish


Rowan Museum’s Utzman-Chambers Home turns into web site of bee hive, carpenter bee infestation

Printed 12:15 am Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Utzman-Chambers Home, operated by Rowan Museum, appears to be a magnet for bees.

Only a few steps away from the home, a hive of bees has made its residence a niche in a many years previous tree. The museum additionally has been plagued for a few years by a carpenter bee infestation within the porch rails of the home. Whereas the primary group gathers honey, the latter group has triggered injury by burrowing into wooden and making tunnels the place they lay eggs and winter over.

Principally, Rowan Museum leaves the bee hive alone as a result of hobbyists and bee fanatics have decided the tree to be an excellent location. Volunteers for Rowan Museum, nonetheless, have been onerous at work looking for an answer for the carpenter bees.

Options have included mounting glass jar traps on the porches, which caught a few of the bees. Different options have concerned stuffing holes in wooden with aluminum foil, swinging at them with tennis rackets, planting marigolds which are stated to discourage bees and hanging faux hornet nests comprised of grocery luggage.

Not one of the options appear to have labored thus far.

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