Common sense dictates that all bees are some combination of black and yellow. Well, consider your mind shattered thanks to a Redditor who shared a photo of a rare breed of Carpenter Bee that has a blue furry body! Check it out!
The photo, originally posted by Flickr user “budak”, is of the Blue Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa caerulea), a fringe member of the Carpenter Bee family that is named after the bee’s tendency to build nests in dead wood. Most carpenter bees are, in fact, yell – but not this one!
The blue carpenter been is an usually docile and solitary bee. The bee’s non-aggressive attitude, and tendency to live and travel alone are why it is so rarely seen in the wild.
These blue bees exist all over the US, and tend to act like any other bee. Next time you see a bee buzzing around, before (or after) you kill it, check out its back.