Carpenter Wasps

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Carpenter Wasps
The most common carpenter wasp is actually a bee. The carpenter bee can be found world wide with around 500 species, each building their nest in dead wood of some kind such as timber that is structural to bamboo.
Many carpenter bees are solitary with few working alongside each other creating a larger nest. It has been observed that when two female carpenter bees cooperate, often one will stay guard just inside the nest doing very little while the other does most of the work such as gathering food. The nest will have one entrance with tunnels leading to other cells. Wood fibres are also used in construction to build partitions or discarded as they do not eat wood. The entrance to the nest is a perfect 16 millimetre circular hole normally on the underside of a piece of wood.
The carpenter bee is very important as they help pollinate many open faced flowers. Carpenter bees have a shiny abdomen when compared to a bumblebee who has very similar colouring while its abdomen is covered in thick hair.
Male carpenter bees can be distinguished by having white or yellow faces. The male carpenter bee is rather harmless as he dose not have a stinger unlike the female. The female carpenter bee does have a stinger but at the same time, they are very docile and will only sting if they feel very threatened such as being caught in someone's hands.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

  • Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.

Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
There are many different types of wasps - hornets which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of wasps - hornets. There are also facts and information about the size of the different types of wasps - hornets, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about wasps - hornets, facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about wasps - hornets.  

Wasps - Hornets

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  • Carpenter Wasps
  • Classification of many different types of wasps - hornets
  • Extermination, pest control and deterrents
  • Different Types of wasps - hornets - Carpenter Wasps

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