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The difference between Carpenter Bees, Ground Bees and Parasitic Bees

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                <p><u>Carpenter Bees</u></p>
<p>Carpenter bees have a metal-like, black color and do not have yellow
marks that distinguish them from other types of bees that you can find.
They have a length that is between 2 to 2.5 inches and have solitary
behavior meaning that they do not socialize with other bees much.
Carpenter bees are also notorious for being unable to prepare wax.</p>
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can travel long distances and the nests they make are in flower stalks or
wood. As carpenter bees make tunnels in solid wood, their tunnels will
measure about 16mm in diameter and they will not discriminate as to what
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<p><u>Ground Bees</u></p>
<p>Ground bees will dig tunnels in the ground and so are also called
"mining bees". The tunnels that ground bees make are made with the aim of
providing shelter for their young.</p>
<p>Ground bees will also choose well-shaded areas having loose soil and
scarce vegetation and their Chambers are made at the end of the tunnels
by the female ground bees. It is here that ground bees will store food
for the baby ground bees.</p>
<p>In its appearance, the ground bee is black in color, small in size and
can sting. However normally, ground bees are not aggressive. However,
when ground bees feel threatened they can attack quite viciously.</p>
<p>Ground bees carry their Pollen on the body and leg hairs and they are
either solitary or communal and live in separate but close by nests.</p>
<p><u>Parasitic Bees</u></p>
<p>Parasitic bees on the other hand are also called "cuckoo" bees as they
do not search for food or build nests on their own but instead, they use
the nests and food of other bees.</p>
<p>Parasitic bees can also be classified into "cleptoparasitic bees" and
"social parasites" with cleptoparasitic bees attacking the nests of
solitary bees, and they will hide their eggs in the chambers before the
host lay their own and close the chambers.</p>
<p>The baby parasitic bees flourish on the food stored by the host female
bee and the eggs or larvae of the host female are killed by the parasitic
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