Please click on photo to enlarge and see the bee.
Can you see it hovering right at the edge of the roof closest to the peak? The bee was actually much closer than it looks because of the illusion of the space involved. It looks like it is close to the top of the roof. Either way you look at it you can tell it is quite large! They can be so intimidating too. I just keep telling myself they don't sting and go about my business as I work outside. They make a very loud buzzing sound as well.
Every Spring they bore holes into the wood frame of our house and every Spring my husband fills the wood up again.
One time I was gardening in the backyard when I heard one literally banging into the picket fence making loud thumping noises flailing its body against it as it bore a hole straight through!