Nature in France: what are those shiny blue bumble bees?

Nature in France: what are those shiny blue bumble bees?
Nature in France: what are those shiny blue bumble bees?

Have you spotted a huge blue bee buzzing around your garden? We explain what they are what they do.

Question

We have seen lots of what look like shiny bumble bees with blue wings in our acanthus flowers. Are they a new invasive species and are they dangerous?

Answer

They sound like a bee called a carpenter bee, unsurprisingly also ...

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