Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter bees are a type of bee that is known for their wood-boring behaviour. They are native to many parts of the world and can be found in both urban and rural areas. By pollinating flowers, supplying food for other animals, and aiding in the decomposition of dead wood, these bees perform a significant role in maintaining the environment. They are also popular among beekeepers as they can provide a source of honey. 


Bumble bees and carpenter bees share a similar appearance, however, the latter have yellow patterns on their abdomens. Instead, bumble bees have hairy, yellow abdomens, while carpenter bees have smooth, shiny abdomens. Carpenter bees are 5–15 mm in size. 

Life cycle

From the moment they hatch, carpenter bees go through various stages of growth and development until they reach adulthood. The carpenter bee goes through four different stages of life, with its gender being determined by what stage they reach. The first stage of life is the larva, which is fed and cared for by the queen in her nest. In this stage of development, the larvae perform a series of molts to grow larger and develop into bees. The second stage is called a bee-ette, or immature bee. Once a bee-ette has reached adulthood, it will feed on nectar until it reaches its third phase: an adult female carpenter bee. 


  • Carpenter bees are a type of bee that have unique behaviour and habits. 
  • They are known for their wood-boring habits, as they use their mandibles to drill into wood to create nesting sites. 
  • They also visit flowers for pollen and nectar which can be found in many different habitats. 
  • They pollinate flowers and provide other valuable services for our environment. 
  • They are not too aggressive, they don’t usually sting. If they do, their sting can be painful. 

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