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Xylocopa ~ carpenter bees


The heavy bombers of the bee world, they crater old wood to make space for nesting. In the case of a few species they have become unpopular to homeowners, but they remain very popular with bee enthusiasts.  They have endearing looks and if you're not a piece of old wood, they are as gentle as can be.  A bee so big that even those disconnected to nature will notice. 

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