Carpenter bees nest in wood and prefer bare, weathered, or unpainted wood or softwoods like redwood, cedar, cypress, and pine. However, they will burrow into structures like decks, outdoor furniture, siding, fence railings, and wooden window trim.
- Carpenter Bees: Xylocopa virginica (Steve Jacobs, Penn State University Department of Entomology, May 2007)
- Fact Sheet: Carpenter Bees (Susan C. Jones, Ohio State University)
- Pollinator Profile: Carpenter Bee (Pollination Canada)
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