Carpenter bee traps

  • US RE46,421 E1
  • Filed: 02/18/2015
  • Issued: 06/06/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A carpenter bee trap comprising:

  • a trap entrance unit forming a plenum being made of wood or a wood substitute;

    said trap entrance unit having at least one hole drilled there-through and sized to mimic a natural carpenter bee nest tunnel so as to provide a primary attractant;

    said hole extending from the outside of the trap unit to a plenum interior;

    said hole being configured to extend substantially horizontally or at an upward angle;

    a means to shelter an entrance to said hole is provided to reduce the admittance of ambient light;

    said trap unit further comprising a receptacle adapter being substantially located at the bottom of said trap unit and being configured to receive a clear or translucent receptacle;

    a receptacle received by said adapter situated to allow ambient light to enter through said bottom into said plenum interior, thereby providing a secondary attractant;

    said receptacle further being provided to receive trapped bees.

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