Female carpenter bees rarely sting, although they may if they are extremely provoked or roughly handled. Males are incapable of stinging. Although the carpenter bee is often mistaken for the bumblebee because of its appearance, the carpenter bee is not a social insect.
Carpenter bees build their nests in areas that contain wood, such as in trees or in frame buildings. The activity of several generations of carpenter bees can cause significant damage to a structure. During the winter, young adult males and females hibernate in the tunnels they previously constructed. Mating occurs in the spring, which is followed by the further renovation of the bees' nest to prepare for the coming young.Learn More
The bald-faced hornet stings aggressively when its space is invaded. The female bald-faced hornet is known to sting repeatedly when defending its hanging paper nest.Full Answer >
Mud daubers do have the capacity to sting. However, mud dauber stings are unlikely and rare because they are not an aggressive species of wasp. They typically only sting if mishandled.Full Answer >
Female bumblebees have stingers without barbs and can sting repeatedly whenever they feel threatened or alarmed. Avoid getting stung by remaining still when confronted by a curious bee, and do not swat at it.Full Answer >
While dirt dobbers, also known as dirt daubers or mud daubers, do possess a venomous sting, they rarely use their sting defensively and are considered non-aggressive towards humans. The dirt dauber's sting is meant for paralyzing prey, not defending its nest or attacking intruders.Full Answer >