I wasn't sure this thread should go under this or diseases and pest. I suppose the forum diseases and pest should apply to the bees themselves.
Anyway those big fat yellow and black carpenter bees are boring holes in nearly every thing wooden I have outside. A couple times so far they have bored a hole into an actual hive box. It's going to take some wood putty to fill those in.
Does anyone know of anything that can be applied to the hive equipment that will deter them from boring holes in it?; that will hopefully have no effect on the honeybees?
I have recently began using that ECO Wood Treatment. That stuff so far seems awesome for keeping the natural wood appearance and supposedly protection from the elements, but it apparently offers no protection from wood pest at least Carpenter Bees anyway.