Carpenter bees are large, hairy bees that build their nests
in burrows in dead wood, bamboo, or structural timbers. There are nearly 500 species of carpenter
Carpenter Bee Facts:
- Male carpenter bees do not have stingers. While female bees have the ability to sting,
they usually don't unless they are provoked or in a dangerous situation.
- Carpenter bees can drill into almost any type of
wood. However, painting or staining wood
can sometimes prevent this from happening, as they prefer bare woods.
- Female carpenter bees chew through wood to
create tunnels. Tunnel openings usually
appear small from the outside but can be up to 10 feet deep. The tunnels are used to protect eggs and store