Carpenter Bee by Jean Marie Mouveroux Xylocopa violacea readily identified by its color. Carpenters bees are about 25 mm, glossy black all over, with sparse black hairs. Taken at Le Perreux sur Marne, Ile-de-France, France.
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees. Carpenter bees resemble the bumble bee, having similar body structure and coloring. However, unlike bumble bees, carpenter bees are benign creatures. Only the female carpenter bee is capable of stinging,.