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Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creatures - Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa confusa

$84.95
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Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creatures - Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa confusa

$84.95
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Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creatures - Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa confusa
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Known as the Carpenter Bee or Great coloured bee, with a shiney black body and golden coloured patch on the thorax. The wings have a purple / green / blue  metallic shine when angled against the light. The carpenter bee can forage, build nests, reproduce, and even defend itself. To build a nest, they chew perfectly round holes into the wood with its mandibles to create small tunnels for it to fit through. These tunnels are called galleries and they can be up to 10 feet long!

Note this bee is approximately 22mm in length with a wingspan of approximately 40mm.
Frame dimensions approx 14.5cm height x 14.5cm width x5cm depth
Made from recycled products.

This spectacular framed taxidermy bee is the perfect oddity or curio for any home, office, business & bedroom. Or the most unique gift for your gothic/ alternative witchy loved one!

These enchanted creatures can be viewed in person at all our retail stores in Brisbane, Morayfield Shopping Centre, Westfield Chermside and Orion Springfield Central.

Every Luna Lovewitch Enchanted creature has been lovingly and painstakingly hand crafted using ethically, and responsibly sourced Butterflies, scorpions, spiders and other insects.

All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared. As this is a natural product book lice may occur in your frame. Book lice are present in most environments, do not carry disease and are best dealt with by following the instructions below:

  • These tiny insects may be detected by black dust underneath the bug. ( Please note not all black dust is from mites - some dust may occur from material that has shed off the body during transport ). If you see tiny mites running around within the frame immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for a minimum of 72 hours then left out for a period of 7 days then repeat the freezing for 72 hours ( this will then kill any remaining eggs ). If you have a collection constant monitoring is highly recommended to avoid these tiny insects attacking your specimen. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and keep in low humid areas. This will prevent mould and help prevent book lice.
  • Mould growing on your specimen. This may occur during high humid / rainy conditions where low air flow, humidity and sunlight combined may cause condensation which may cause mould. This may occur on one or all of your specimens. 
  • Open back up ( leave hook side on ) carefully brush the mould off with small brush ( eg. makeup brush ) and leave out for 24 hours in a nice dry spot. Watch for ants. Clean glass whilst open – just in case any mould spores there. Also if you see any mould spores on the backboard gently brush away. Then tape back up with craft tape.
  • Correct care for your framed insect specimen will ensure many years of enjoyment. Do not leave unattended in box / on wall for long periods of time without monitoring. We will assume no liability for failure to comply with the instructions above.

We source our creatures from research and breeding facilities who collect the butterflies, insects and arachnids at the end of their life, no harm was done to any creature for the purpose of this art.

Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creature collections are made by a local artist, with a passion for blending art and nature. Each and every statement piece is hand crafted and unique with no two being identical, making each one a truly magical creation!

*Please note as every insect is different the framed enchanted creature you receive may differ slightly from main image used. Please contact us at info@tcaww.com.au if you would like actual photos of your bee!