fanofbigmedia Posted May 5, 2009 Share Posted May 5, 2009 Dudes.... read the Wiki article. Male carpenter bees, the ones that are so menacing, are actually harmless. They do not sting. They have NO STINGER! Female carpenter bees do pack quite a punch but they RARELY leave the nest and rarely are aggressive (except for defending the nest). It is rather odd, though, because the Male's sole job is to gather food for the females and guard the nest. The only way they know how is to hover nearby and pounce on anything that moves. This is why they are always dive bombing you. They can not sting you. All they can do is scare the bejezzus out of you so you will leave the area. This is a great thread, BTW. My first trip back in nearly 2 years is coming up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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