Carpenter bee wing necklace made with the totally magical wings of a carpenter bee found (dead from natural causes) in my garden. 🐝
I don’t think a photo will ever be able to capture the colour and iredescent shine of these wings. When the sun lights up the black wings they have the most gorgeous blue/orange shine.
Carpenter bees get their name from the way that they construct their homes in dead wood. They use bits of wood to form partitions between the cells (or rooms) in the nest.
In several species, the females live alongside their own daughters or sisters, creating a small social group.