Carpenter Bee Identification Guide
Learn What Carpenter Bees Look Like
Carpenter bees are often confused with bumble bees but there are definitely some distinguishing features that can help you tell a carpenter bee from a bumble bee.
Carpenter bees are typically 1/2" to 1" long.
Another way to identify carpenter bees (vs bumblebees) is to look at the damage they cause. For information and images of carpenter bee damage, see our carpenter bee inspection guide.
There are several species of carpenter bees in the US and they can be found in most areas.