Eastern Carpenter Bee With Nest Hole

Photo of eastern carpenter bee with entrance to nest hole

Carpenter bees are rather solitary and excavate their nests in wood. They prefer coniferous wood, such as pine, cedar, or the cypress seen here. They often reuse old nests, cleaning them of debris and enlarging them. A small pile of sawdust beneath a hole about 3/8 inch in diameter is a clue to their presence.

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