Eastern Carpenter Bee Nest Chambers

Photo of eastern carpenter bee nest, cutaway to show chambers

This is a cutaway view of a carpenter bee nest. The female provisions her tunnels with nectar and pollen, then lays eggs on this food, which nourishes the young as they develop. The nest plugs and cell partitions are made of wood chips; the cell walls are unlined. Each cell houses one egg/larva, plus its food.

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