Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
I am new to this forum, I am not a bee keeper nor do I know much of anything about bees. I noticed last spring Carpenter Bees had set up shop in my Mexican Elder Tree in Old Town NM, they bore one hole initially then another later the spring. I LOVED watching them all summer, took note of when the pale yellowish ones hatched, noted that a big black one guarded the second hole and wouldn't let the new ones get back into the nest, I observed they are not very good flyers and was sad when I would see dead ones on the ground under the nests. This year they seem so weak, I've already noticed about 11 dead ones. The get stuck in the holes and die both black ones and pale ones & both holes and they get backed up, I've pulled 2 out to clear the hole. I even tried spoon feeding sugar to a black one in the mouth of the hole, she died anyway. The wisteria across the parking lot is not blooming much this year.
What can I do? Can anyone give me advice? Is anyone interested in checking out the situation?
I noticed I can attach photos - the wisteria/ bee is from last year. the others are of the tree and some dead ones that I find.
Thanks Bee People, Krysteen