Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sharing A Carpenter Bee on Nature Notes

Today's post is for Michelle's of Nature Notes.  I think this is a Carpenter Bee and you can find more information about him here with an illustration of one which can be found here.  They are not the most popular of bees.  The only ones I have seen on flowers lately are these, but I am always happy to visit the hive near Walney Pond Visitor Center for there they seem to be thriving.   






Thank you for hosting this lovely meme Michelle.  Nature notes can be found by clicking here and if you want to learn how to save our bees, you will see a link at the top of Michelle's page that tells you how you can help.

24 comments:

  1. That's a busy bee! Love your new header!

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  2. Hi Great close up of the bee as it is busy working away. Margaret

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  3. A beautiful shot Denise and very interesting information. I had wondered about their lack of popularity but since they do no structural damage, what's a few holes between friends?

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  4. Great capture of the bee, Denise! It is a lovely photo. Have a happy day!

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  5. It's amazing how many 'bees' there are!

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  6. Ugh! Carpenter bees burrowed into my garage ceiling last year and had to be killed by professionals. They can destroy the roof of your home, so beware of them, Denise.

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  7. Awesome shot, I get so nervous getting close to bees. =)

    MJ

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  8. they live in our shed and will probably be the cause of it blowing over one day... :)

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  9. doesn't seem like they're are as many bees as they used to be.

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  10. A great macro Denise! I had these type of bees burrowing in my fencepost!

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  11. Wonderful photo of the busy bee. Why is he not popular?

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  12. This bee seems to be a little problematical as it can do damage while at the same time pollinating the plants us humans wan't to eat? Thanks for sharing this information and your photograph of one Denise.

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  13. Love your new header. I'm just learning about the different types of bee. A great shot of the carpenter bee which I've never heard of so learning all the time!

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  14. it's a very busy carpenter bee!!

    great shot, love that pretty shade of purple!!

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  15. You make even a bee look pretty.

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  16. A most curious little furry fellow Denise - and, do I ever love your header with those marvellous houses!

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  17. Your header is beautiful, Denise...lovely capture of the bee!

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  18. Good macro but I can't see if the abdomen is fuzzy which is a bumble bee or shiny black which is one kind of carpenter bee. I have them here but not willing to spray the entire house with pesticides several times a season to kill them... Michelle

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  19. Those carpenter bees are eating holes in our fence. :-(

    I'm so glad Gregg is retired now and you both get to go out and do more things together.

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