General Info: These are commonly mistaken as bumblebees. Carpenter Bees are solitary bees that burrow into wood for their nests. They perfer wood that is at least 2 inches thick and not painted. There are seven species found in the United States. Adult bees hibernate over the winter and emerge in the spring to feed on nectar.
Use a thick coat of paint or sealant to make carpenter bees less likely to destroy the wood on your property.
- Length: 1/2″ – 1″
- Region Found: Throughout the United States
- Residential Location: Usually can be found borrowing into any wood around the outside of a house.
- Random/Interesting Fact: Carpenter bees actually don’t eat wood. They just excavate it to form their rests.
- Identification: They are yellow or black, and are oval and robust in shape.