Carpenter Bees

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Carpenter Bee Facts

  • Typically 18 to 20mm in length.
  • Adult resembles a bumble bee, except abdomen is almost hairless and is a metallic blue-black colour.

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Carpenter Bee Stings & Treatment

Male carpenter bees are unable to sting but are known to hover near their nests and dart after perceived threats. Females are able to sting but generally must be provoked to do so. In general, carpenter bees are more annoying than dangerous, with property risks far outweighing potential health concerns for most people.

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