Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa ssp)

carpenter bee

These bees bore into wood to make a home for their young. Carpenter bees are solitary insects, although, the individual females may nest in close proximity to each other. After the tunnel is made, the female collects food to feed the young that will hatch from the eggs after she leaves. The young will be full grown and become adults in the fall. Because of attractive scents and good nesting conditions, the same sites and tunnels are reused each year.

Posted on: May 1, 2014 by