The carpenter bees are members of the Apidae family. Most are black in colour with some having some yellow and white blend. These bees lay large eggs which are like the largest among insects.Just as leafcutter and mason bees, these bees are solitary bees. While the male cannot sting, the female can but rarely does sting unless provoked. These bees are also less hairy, unlike bumblebees. They do not form large colonies, and they bore into wood to make nests. They also excellent pollinators in native plant communities.