Carpenter bees (Xylocpa spp.) are quite different from the garden bumblebees (Bombus spp.) and common honeybees (Apis spp.) that are so important for plant pollination. Carpenter bees are so-named for their nesting behavior, which involves burrowing into dead wood material, which can include the structural wood in homes and other buildings. This article from Perma-Chink Systems presents the A, b, c‘s about them and how to protect your home from them.