Carpenter Bees: Ground Dwellers, Nocturnal Fliers, and Passion Flower Lovers?

A blue metallic carpenter bee
  • Thursday September 16, 2021
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Victor H. Gonzalez Betancourt
  • University of Kansas
  • Audience: Family
  • Curriculum Correlation: (EX.7.L.1.1)(EX.7.L.1.2)

Carpenter bees are not always large, black bees nesting in wood and causing damage to peoples’ homes. Some species are metallic blue, nest in the ground, and fly at night. They are the main pollinators of passion fruits, an important tropical crop.