Photos 2021

Photos

Newly emerged bees are pale coloured – Tetragonula carbonaria

It’s interesting to see a close up of the stingless bee antennae, eye pattern, mandibles and tongue! This one is loaded up with pollen all over.
Tc male

Photos of males roosting on branches. You can see resin on their legs and the branch has also been coated in resin. Quote from The Australian Native Bee Book – page 28 “the males collected outside the nest may be smeared with resin. This may serve some function during courtship behaviour”.

Tc male
Tetragonula carbonaria female
Tetragonula hockingsi female
Males roosting on fencing wire
Tetragonula hockingsi brood
Th Queen
Males roosting