Carpenter Bee Butt

carpenter bee butt

They are big, industrious and often confused for bumblebees, but you don’t have to fear their butts.  Male carpenter bees can be very aggressive but are harmless since they have no stinger, and females have stingers but are docile so seldom sting unless caught in the hand or harassed.  They do not eat wood but do excavate tunnels to nest and lay eggs in.  This carpenter bee is checking out the hull of this boat at the Marine Railways as a  possible nesting site.

E.J. Lefavour


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