A few photos for 2016
Below – Native Solitary Bee – Homalictus. It has a nest burrowed in to the ground. The purple/blue flower is Salvia.
Native Bee – Megachile
Native Bee – Leafcutter Megachile
My first Blue Banded Bee for the season!!… Arabica Coffee Plant flowers. 12/11/2016
Hoverfly – harmless to native bees
Below – Native Stingless Bee – Tetragonula Carbonaria
Below – Stingless Bee removing some Pollen from the hive, either dumping it while having a clean up and they didn’t like it if it was honey soaked? or even possibly taking it to another new colony nearby…
A stingless bee drying itself while out in the rain…
Honey Bee out in the rain..
Male Stingless Bees roostimg on a chicken wire fence at night, possibly waiting to mate with a new Queen
Below – guarding the hive entry
Below – Assassin Bug taking a Native Bee
Below: Native Stingless Bee clearing out some unwanted material from the hive…
Below: Male Blue Banded Bees roosting on a thin twig…
Bees on guard…
Below – Mimic-Wasp Fly / Hive Syrphid Fly (Ceriana Ornate) – These can lay their eggs in hive gaps, larvae can destroy native bee colonies.
Leaf Cutter Bee – cutting out a section of Rose leaf
Blue Banded Bee – Roosting at night
A Possum visited my shed, maybe I need to make a Possum Box….