Carpenter Bees – Good or Bad

Graduate student Kate Gorman is working with Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt, Assistant Professor in North Carolina State University’s Department of Applied Ecology, to study carpenter bees and carpenter bee management. Kate has created an online survey to gather information about peoples’ experiences with carpenter bees, and current management practices for this species.

This survey is open to any adult living on private property in the United States. Even if you have never had carpenter bees on your property, your responses are still valuable.

If you decide to participate in this study, you will complete a 10-15 minute survey about the presence of eastern carpenter bees on the property where you live, any management techniques you already use, and which management methods you would prefer given multiple variables. Your participation in this survey will allow researchers and managers to develop safer, more cost-effective carpenter bee management options in the future.

Remember, this survey is completely voluntary. If you’d like to participate, simply click the link below. If you have any questions about the study, please email or contact Kate at

Click here to complete the survey.