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  Entomology at Clemson -- Featured Creaters
Carpenter bees are nuisance pests in most cases, but they can cause considerable structural damage from repeated colonization of the same area.
However, the bumble bee's abdomen is hairy or fuzzy, and the thorax is fl or yellow in color, while the carpenter bee can be identified by the bright yellow, orange or white hairs on its thorax and its shiny fl abdomen.
Carpenter bees are important pollinators and should not be controlled unless it is necessary to stop them from damaging structures.
entweb.clemson.edu /creatures/crptrbee.htm   (925 words)

 Carpenter Bee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Carpenter bees are large and have a blue-fl, green or purple metallic sheen.
Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees (see figure below), but they are not social insects, and most of the top part of their abdomen is without hairs.
While the damage to wood from the drilling activity of a pair of carpenter bees is slight, the activities of numerous bees during a period of years can cause considerable damage.
members.aol.com /ledopest/cbee.htm   (198 words)

 Honey Bee
Large carpenter bees are readily distinguished from bumble bees primarily by the absence of pubescence on the dorsum of the abdomen, which is somewhat shiny.
These bees often cause problems on structures by boring into the surface of the wood that is the back face of the trim under the eaves, as this surface is usually not painted.
Bees maintain a temperature of 92-93 degrees Fahrenheit in their central brood nest regardless of whether the outside temperature is 110 or -40 degrees.
www.indianchild.com /honey_bee.htm   (1195 words)

 Carpenter Bees - Advanced Services For Pest Control, Inc.
Carpenter bees get their common name from their habit of boring into wood to make galleries for the rearing of young.
The valley carpenter bee, X. varipuncta Patton, is found primarily in the valleys and lower foothills of California and Arizona.
Carpenter bees are not social insects and do not live in nests or colonies.
www.bugstopper.com /pickapest/carpenter-bees.htm   (792 words)

 Carpenter Bees - ENT/rsc-4
arpenter bees are large, fl and yellow bees frequently seen in spring hovering around the eaves of a house or the underside of a deck or porch rail.
They are most often mistaken for bumble bees, but differ in that they have a fl shiny tail section.The carpenter bee is so-called because of its habit of excavating tunnels in wood with its strong jaws.
Carpenter bees, like their distant relatives, the carpenter ants, differ from termites in that they do not consume the wood as food.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/ent/notes/Urban/carpenterbees.htm   (1100 words)

 Carpenter bees
Female valley carpenter bee (valleys, lower foothills of Calif., Ariz.) is shiny fl with bright metallic purple/bronze shine, smoky colored wings; male is golden brown or buff.
Carpenter bees are found around the world, with 7 species in the United States.
Carpenter bees are similar to bumble bees, except that their abdomens are usually bare and shiny on top.
www.west-ext.com /carpenter_bees.html   (437 words)

 Integrated Pest Management-Carpenter Bee
In the Northeastern, where carpenter bees are starting to be a problem on Historic Wooden Structures, systematic monitoring for carpenter bees on vulnerable resources should begin in late March or early April.
Threshold: The threshold (the number of carpenter bees necessary to generate concern and action) for carpenter bees depends on the wood that is being damaged.
We carpenter bees are chewing on wood that has value, the threshold is one bee (the very first bee that arrives).
www.nps.gov /phso/ipm/bees.htm   (1218 words)

 Carpenter bees
They can resemble bumble bees, but the upper surface of their abdomen is bare and shiny fl, while bumble bees have a hairy abdomen with at least some yellow markings.
Male carpenter bees tend to be territorial and can buzz around you if you approach closely, sometimes hovering a short distance in front of your face or buzzing around your head.
Nesting and the rearing of young carpenter bees occur in the late spring or early summer.
www.doyourownpestcontrol.com /Carpenter_Bees.htm   (1044 words)

 Pest Control for Carpenter Bees, Suspend SC and Drione Dust
Carpenter bees are large, yellow and fl (or blue-fl) bees that become active in early spring.
Carpenter bee nesting holes which are situated in high areas that cannot be reached safely by using a step ladder call for the use of a special tool.
With Carpenter Bee Kit 3, your insecticide (Demon) is applied with a sprayer that attaches to your garden hose.
www.pestproducts.com /carpenterbees.htm   (1803 words)

 carpenter bees,carpenter bee pest control,exterminating bees,bee hive removal,bees hornets wasps,bee hives,carpenter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Male carpenter bees tend to be territorial and often become aggressive when humans approach, sometimes hovering a short distance in front of the face or buzzing one's head.
These bees (females) dig 1/4 to 1/2 inch diameter, cylindrical tunnels in loose soil in shady areas where the vegetation is sparse.
Andrenid bees, as Halictid bees, are solitary, short-tongued and nest in burrows in the ground, sometimes in large numbers, nesting close together where vegetation is sparse.
www.nypest.com /Bees-All.html   (2110 words)

 Pest Control Products to Eliminate Carpenter Bees in Wood
This kit is for controlling carpenter bees, spiders, scorpions, roaches, carpet beetles, clothes moths, ants, carpenter ants and other pests that wander in from outdoors, invading your home.
Carpenter bees are not to be confused with bumble bees.
Wood boring bees are carpenter bees; bumble bees usually nest in the ground.
www.pestproducts.com /carpenterbeekit1.htm   (152 words)

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Carpenter bees are robust, heavy-bodied bees that range ¾ to 1 inch in length.
The carpenter bee can be identified by having bright yellow, orange or white hairs on the thorax and a fl shiny abdomen.
The excavating bee will bore directly into the wood with her mouthparts for about 1 inch, then turn sharply and bore at a 90° angle usually along the grain of the wood.
www.nachi.org /documents/Carpenter_Bees.doc   (825 words)

 Tennesse Log Homes: Log Homes, Log Cabins, Floor Plans Custom Design
Carpenter bees are big fl solitary bees that look similar to bumble bees but have bare, shiny backs whereas a bumble bee’s back is hairy.
Male carpenter bees often frighten people with their aggressive behavior, but since they have no stinger they are essentially harmless.
Since carpenter bees tend to migrate back to the same area from which they emerged, it is important to implement some control measures in order to prevent logs and wood members from becoming riddled by these bees.
www.tnloghomes.com /homecare/maintenance/carpenterbees.shtml   (806 words)

 Kill Fire Ants - Carpenter Bees
The California carpenter bee, X. californica Cresson, is found in the northern Coast Ranges and the Sierra Nevada of California and in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
The valley carpenter bee, X. vadpuncta Patton, is found generally in the valleys and lower foothills of California and Arizona.
Male carpenter bees tend to be somewhat territorial and often become aggressive when humans approach, sometimes hovering a short distance in front of the face or buzzing one's head.
www.killfireants.com /carpenter-bees.htm   (680 words)

 Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees are solitary bees, and although capable of delivering a sting, female carpenter bees will only sting if prodded and provoked.
Male carpenter bees (which have a menacing habit of buzzing about a person's head) do not have a stinger and, therefore, are harmless.
After carpenter bees have had an "in-and-out" access time of several days, holes can be filled with wood putty to discourage future use of already excavated tunnels.
www.oznet.ksu.edu /dp_hfrr/extensn/problems/CarpenterBees.htm   (394 words)

 What are Carpenter Bees?
While the female is drilling her nest, the male carpenter bee acts as a guard.
Due to their size, male carpenter bees may seem very threatening, but they are in fact quite harmless because they do not have a stinger.
Carpenter bees are profuse pollinators and are therefore an important part of the ecosystem.
www.wisegeek.com /what-are-carpenter-bees.htm   (457 words)

 Carpenter Bees Management Guidelines--UC IPM
Carpenter bees may use old tunnels for their nests, which they sometimes enlarge; several bees may use a common entry hole connecting to different tunnels.
Carpenter bees overwinter as adults, often in old tunnels, and there is only one generation a year.
Carpenter bees also frequently attack dead wood on trees or lumber from southern yellow pine, white pine, California redwood, cedar, Douglas fir, cypress, mimosa, mulberry, ash, and pecan trees.
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu /PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7417.html   (733 words)

 Georgia Carpenter Bee Removal Specialists - Get rid of Bees
Male carpenter bees are quite aggressive, often hovering in front of people who are near the nest.
Another problem with carpenter bees living in your home is the attraction of woodpeckers.
Woodpeckers will feed on carpenter bees and their eggs, but in order for the woodpecker to feed on the bees and eggs they must peck out the wood to gain access to them.
www.urbanwildlifecontrol.com /animals/carpenter_bee.htm   (403 words)

 Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees have a shiny abdomen, hairless upper abdomen surface with yellow colored hairs on the mid-section or thorax while bumble bees have a hairy yellow upper abdominal surface
Though carpenter bees are very large and intimidating, unlike their wasp relatives (hornets and yellowjackets), they are not generally aggressive.
Carpenter bees are very interesting in that they will enter primarily unpainted softwoods such as pine and chew that nice, 3/8" entry hole.
www.bugclinic.com /carpenter_bee.htm   (682 words)

 Carpenter Bees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Carpenter bees do resemble bumble bees, but the abdomen of the carpenter bee is entirely fl and shiny and the bumble bee has an abdomen that is yellow and fuzzy.
The female carpenter bee will tunnel into the wood just a short distance (approximately 1/2 to 1 inch) and then turn and tunnel along the grain of the wood.
Carpenter bees can be a real nuisance to a homeowner, but they rarely cause structural damage unless the wood is infested repeatedly.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /gaston/Pests/carpenterbees.html   (456 words)

 U.S. Inspect - Professional Home Inspections: Wood Destroying Carpenter Bees - House Facts
The carpenter bee does not live in the nest but stays in the nest to rear their young.
Carpenter bees generally nest in weathered or unpainted wood.
To properly eliminate a carpenter bee infestation, the proper chemicals or dust must be injected directly into the exit hole.
www.usinspect.com /WoodDestroying/CarpenterBees.asp   (225 words)

 Carpenter Bee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Carpenter bees (members of the genus Xylocopa) are the largest bees found in California.
Carpenter bees are generally solitary and do not have a social structure like that of the honeybee, but may often nest adjacent to each other in the same piece of wood.
Carpenter bees are beneficial insects that pollinate a variety of trees and flowers.
www.lawestvector.org /carpenter_bee.htm   (366 words)

 Free Information about Carpenter Bee Biology
Carpenter bees (sometimes called "wood bees" or "borer bees") resemble bumble bees.
But the upper surface of a carpenter bee's abdomen is shiny fl, whereas the bumble bee's is hairy with yellow markings.
And just to add insult injury, carpenter bees seem to take special delight in drilling holes in impossible-to-reach areas, such as along the edges of roofs and behind clapboard siding, where they leave unsightly, waxy, difficult to remove stains known as ejecta.
www.scarafaggio.com /carpenter_bees.htm   (297 words)

 Bee Information Prevention and Protection | National Pest Management Association
Although carpenter bees do not pose a public health threat, their nest building can be damaging to wood.
Africanized bees look so much like regular honeybees that the only way to tell the two bee pests apart is to measure their bodies and wings.
The bumble bee sting is one of the most painful of the bee stings, so you want to prevent bumble bees from building a nest in or near your home.
www.pestworld.org /Consumer/bee-information.asp   (1000 words)

 Carpenter bee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carpenter bees (the genus Xylocopa in the subfamily Xylocopinae) are large, hairy bees distributed worldwide, with some 500 described species and subspecies.
Carpenter bees are traditionally considered solitary bees, though some species have simple social nests in which mothers and daughters may cohabit.
Carpenter bees make nests by tunneling into wood, vibrating their bodies as they rasp their mandibles against the wood, each nest having a single entrance which may have many adjacent tunnels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carpenter_bee   (695 words)

 Carpenter Bees, HYG-2074-94
Carpenter bees sometimes become a nuisance outdoors when they fly very erratically (hover) around the heads of people, causing fear.
Females provision the tunnels or galleries with bee bread (mixture of pollen and regurgitated nectar), lay an egg on top of the mass and close the cell with chewed wood pulp.
During the daytime, locate tunnel entrances and after dark, on a cool evening when carpenter bees are less active, treat directly into the nest entrance and on a wide area of adjacent wood surface.
www.beelab.osu.edu /factsheets/sheets/2074.html   (1033 words)

 Carpenter Bees.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Carpenter bees surface in spring searching for mates and agreeable sites to make their nests.
Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees but are larger with fl abdomens.
Carpenter bees tunnel into wood to lay their eggs.
www.virginiagarden.com /bee.html   (98 words)

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Carpenter bees are commonly mistaken for bumble bees.
The larva of carpenter bees is large and noisy.
Since carpenter bees can bore their holes into just about any part of the home, you will need to do some inspecting to see just where they are most active.
www.carpenterbees.com   (1933 words)

 Carpenter Bees
Benson said that homeowners often mistakenly refer to carpenter bees as bumble bees because of their similarities in size and appearance.
The carpenter bee can also be identified by having bright yellow, orange or white hairs on the thorax and a fl shiny abdomen.
In addition to the damaged by the bees, the developing bee grubs in the wood may also attract woodpeckers that may also cause wood damage while pecking at the structure for a meal.
virtual.clemson.edu /groups/psamedia/2006/carpenterbees.htm   (990 words)

 Carpenter bees (Chatham Journal Weekly)
Carpenter bees are large, fl and yellow bees frequently seen in spring hovering around the eaves of a house or the underside of a deck or porch rail.
This large bee is similar to the bumble bee, except that this species has a fl spot in the middle of its back, plus its rear end is fl.
Carpenter bees take their name from the fact that they place their nests in deep chambers in wood.
www.chathamjournal.com /weekly/living/home/carpenter-bees-50608.shtml   (1213 words)

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