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Happenings in the insect world
by Fay
on January 4, 2017 at 5:42 AM
I love this site as I learn something new every day and appreciate the photography that you have done.
by Doug S Arnold
on January 5, 2017 at 2:35 PM
We had a carpenter been that drilled a hole in our popular tree.He was great. Nearly everytime we came near the tree he visited with us.  
We had to have the tree taken out last year. He is missed!
by Cheryl Ghisla
on April 19, 2017 at 11:43 AM
I am teaching a bee unit to my 3rd graders. We've learned about honeybees and visited a hive. I'd like the children to be able to support some of our native pollinators at home. Can we build nests for Carpenter Bees? I was thinking of hanging pieces of wood from backyard trees. Is there a preferred variety of wood, location of the nest, or any other information that would help us?
by Carolyn
on June 22, 2019 at 11:19 AM
Thank you. I’m new to the world of bees. We have quite a few carpenter bees and I love listening to them buzz around. Glad that - like myself - their benefits outweigh their pesky side.
by Chris
on May 13, 2020 at 11:37 PM
We have a thriving bush covered with small, elongated orange flowers. On warm, sunny days it attracts many black bees. They are very large. What could they bee?
by Janet Geren
on July 15, 2020 at 1:15 PM
I love these bees! At first I thought they were bumble bees which we also have but they aren’t. This is the first year I have seen so many of all kinds of bees. And we have so many flowers this year echinacea, bergamot, 4 o'clocks popping up out of nowhere. They are gentle bees and I can even pet them.
by Cindy Valencia
on July 20, 2020 at 9:09 PM
I love the boy bees! They are so pretty and I swear they like to play... once they are sure you are not a threat. I live in Sacramento and they only show up every year in May for several days when our Cotoneaster plant blooms. They only come in late afternoon and only on sunny days. It is a group of 4 or 5 males who don't seem particularly fond of each other, but they stay in a group. Some are more playful than others and the ones that play like to hover inches from my face and ears. I never see them land so pictures are almost impossible. I love these bees!
on July 19, 2023 at 4:52 AM
This information is more useful to the carpenters. Thanks for providing this blog
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