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For World Bee Day [ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Be ], here are some shots I took of one of Singapore's bees, the Broad-handed Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes).

Looks intimidating but as long as you don't bother it, it won't bother you. This particular bee was more interested in circling around its territory and resting at the spot than in attacking the human taking photos of it. 🙂

@sohkamyung Carpenter bees are fascinating! I saw this one in #Greece last spring. As you said, it was a very relaxed and not at all aggressive specimen.

(photos: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

@sohkamyung Thanks for reminding me about world bee day! Broad-handed Carpenter Bee looks badass.

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