WONDER #2621: What Are Carpenter Bees?
Question 1 of 3
What was the main idea of this Wonder?
- Wood bees are larger than any other bees in North America.
- There are many types of bees in the world, including carpenter bees, honey bees, and bumblebees.
- Insects are very important to their ecosystems.
- Carpenter bees, also known as wood bees, are sometimes called pests because they can damage property, but they are also important pollinators.
Question 2 of 3
Why do people sometimes call carpenter bees “gentle giants”?
- Carpenter bees rarely sting people.
- Wood bees live in large colonies and are nice to each other.
- No one knows.
- Carpenter bees look a lot like bumblebees.
Question 3 of 3
How do carpenter bees use the tunnels they build in wooden objects?
- They store honey in the tunnels.
- They use them for shelter during the winter.
- They lay their eggs in them and feed their young there.
- Both b and c
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