One spring day a few years back I walked out into my back yard and heard a buzzing sound loud enough to be a small saw, and I looked up into my arbor and noticed an enormous bee hive hanging down from the rafters. I had never seen so many bees in my life! Small ones, one on top of the other, all layered to form the hive. I don't know how bees don't get claustrophobic living like that, but the bee keeper told me they're happy like that, crawling all over one another around the queen.
Carpenter bees are coming to East Texas, and if you're not already seeing them you will be soon.