How do carpenter bees reproduce?

Answer Carpenter bees, or Xylocopa xylocopinae, are large-sized, hairy bees that are named for the way they build their nests in bamboo, structural timbers, or dead wood. Found all over the world, carpen... Read More »

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Differences Between Carpenter Bees & Bumble Bees?

Although both bees are beneficial pollinators, carpenter bees are more of a nuisance. The carpenter bee is more likely to use former nesting spots and wood can be damaged with multiple burrow holes... Read More »

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees?

Carpenter bees are large “bee-like" insects that resemble the bumble bee, as they have similar body structure and coloring. However, unlike their bee relatives, Carpenter bees are generally not a... Read More »

What are carpenter bees?

Carpenter bees grow to approximately 1 inch in length and have metallic blue-black bodies with green or purple highlights. Unlike the social bumble bee, the carpenter bee is a solitary, generally n... Read More »

Do carpenter bees bite?

Male carpenter bees do not have stingers and therefore are unable to sting, but they can bite, although it rarely happens. Female carpenter bees have stingers and, on rare occasions, will sting to... Read More »