Subject: Carpenter Bee
Location: east Youngstown, Ohio
August 1, 2013
Shortly after arriving in Ohio, we inspected Mom’s garden, and we were struck by the incredible number of Bumble Bees pollinating the flowers, including Bee Balm, Cone Flower and Phlox. There were at least forty large Bumble Bees present every sunny day. There must be a nearby hive.
Eric Eaton provides a Correction
This one would be a female carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica. They were abundant when I was in Ohio last week.