Helping a Carpenter Bee

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Anonymous (not verified)
Helping a Carpenter Bee

Dear all,
I live in Austria where we are currently approaching winter with temperatures around 5C currently. 2 days ago I found what I identified as a Blue Carpenter Bee, which I understand from my research is an endangered species in Europe. See attached photo.

I found it on our lawn hardly moving, but suspecting that it may only be cold not dying, I brought it inside to warm up. It is definitely alive but I think it was trying to find a hiberation spot.

How can I keep it alive and help it hibernate?

My internet research has not produced any help on this topic.

Thank you for ANY assistance you can give me!


Nigel Jones
Last seen: 2 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: 11/11/2011 - 20:07
Cold place

Put it in a sheltered cold place to settle down to hibernate. Underneath a shed or in an unheated garage may work.

stalisfield (not verified)
Cold place

I have put it under a partly decomposed old tree trunk with leaves & bark all around to protect from winds etc. I tried giving it some sugar water but didn't work. Thanks for the tip!

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