"The blue carpenter bee is found throughout Southeast Asia, India, and Southern China, and they're known for being large and heavy bees that live solitary lives, and are generally non-aggressive. While European honey bees (the most common species in Australia) grow to just 17 mm long, blue carpenter bees can reach a whopping 28 mm, which makes them appear eerily hefty." Via Australian Geographic. Wait a sec, not only are these bees beautifully blue, but they are also adorably chonky?! This just gets better and better.
"The blue carpenter bee is all about the females. It's the females who sport that brilliant blue pubescence (yep that's what the fuzz is called), and the females alone wield a stinger." Girl power!! Are we right ladies or are we right? "The males are stinger-less, and have a more subdued, brown or greenish fuzz. Unlike honey bees, which build complex and intricate hives filled with tens of thousands of workers and a single queen, carpenter bees live alone, burrowing into trees to create a perfect little nest for themselves." Via Australian Geographic.