WONDER #2621: What Are Carpenter Bees?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Wood bees are larger than any other bees in North America.
  2. There are many types of bees in the world, including carpenter bees, honey bees, and bumblebees.
  3. Insects are very important to their ecosystems.
  4. 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”?

  1. Carpenter bees rarely sting people.
  2. Wood bees live in large colonies and are nice to each other.
  3. No one knows.
  4. Carpenter bees look a lot like bumblebees.

Question 3 of 3

How do carpenter bees use the tunnels they build in wooden objects?

  1. They store honey in the tunnels.
  2. They use them for shelter during the winter.
  3. They lay their eggs in them and feed their young there.
  4. Both b and c

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