Around my house, there were a 'high' number of carpenter bees last spring, then by June or so they just disapperared and went away. I didn't do anything to kill them, nor did I find a nest. Well, I just saw my first one today for this year.. I hate them. Now, these are the bees that seem to have bodies the size of freaking golf balls, they look more like flying acorns than regular bees, yellow jackets or wasps.. Now, I know that Yellow jackets and regular bees make 'hives' that are made out of a tissue-paper like material. Where do Carpenter bees live? Do they make nests? Do they live in a group, like a hive, or by themselves, one by one? And last of all, are they dangerous and do they sting.. As a little kid for some reason, I'll kill any bee, wasp or yellow jacket with a quick stomp of the foot, etc.. But these things give me the wiggies.. Thanks!!!