Teak eating bees

Teak eating bees

Postby Pavin on 18 Aug 2008, 02:46

I have teak outdoor furniture and when it gets weathered and turns gray, bees like to eat the surface of the wood. I was wondering is there was a solution that could be sprayed on the furniture that would repel the bees.
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Re: Teak eating bees

Postby Eckart Stolle on 18 Aug 2008, 18:30

Hi

I think they are just collecting wood-pieces which they chew and mix with salivary-gland-secretions and then use this micture to close their nests in wholes or such. If its social wasps they use it to make the "paper" 4 their nests. Well, i think they dont eat it anymore, if you use some impregnation 4 wood like special oils or such things (u ca buy that stuff usually in hardware stores and those kinds of shops). That should help. I dont know if theres any "natural" solutions for that, maybe try google 4 that.

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