Xylocopa virginica The Eastern Carpenter Bee is alive and doing well in my back and front yards. There are lots of them around and they seem to be easily please with any of my many flowers. the honey bees…not so much. Although I do have plenty of them bringing out the cucumbers and squash quite successfully this year.
It’s nice have these bees working the bee balm. I got some last year at Lowes or HD and it has grown beautifully. I planted it for the honey bees but if the bumble bees love it then that’s just as great.