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Bring on the Carpenter Bees

Dead Aim

Carpenter bees, which to the uninitiated look like bumble bees, are nice to have around the garden.Maybe not so nice to have around your untreated patio or fences (as they drill holls in them to make their nests) but just think of them as pollinators,...

Dead Aim
Dead Aim

MALE CARPENTER BEE (Xylocopa tabaniformis) takes dead aim at a salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Piercing the Corolla
Piercing the Corolla

PERCHED on a salvia, a male carpenter bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis) pierces the corolla to rob the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On Rock Purslane
On Rock Purslane

FEMALE CARPENTER BEE (Xylocopa varipuncta) on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 9:41 PM

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