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Old 02-22-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Today I was cutting firewood and came across a pine branch about 2" in diameter and there was a perfect hole in it that looked it was done with a drill. I assumed it was done by some type of wood boring beetle that might still be in there. I carefully cut the branch near the hole and found that it was hollowed out and there was a back end of a bug in one end.
I shook it out and it was a big bee! The type that loves flowers in the Summer but it is three times the size of a honey bee.
Further inside there was another black honey bee butt. Using a twig I picked up the bee and placed it back into the hole where it climbed in deeper.

I put the branch in a safe place.

I didn't know that these big black and yellow bees hibernated and I'm pretty sure it did not bore out the branch but what a neat find.

Have you ever seen such a thing?
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Sounds like carpenter bees.

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/carpenter-bees
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Here and now.
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I second that.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Wow thanks. I never heard of such a thing and now they are in my backyard.
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