Roosting Bees


Roosting Bees – Photo Gallery

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”.

Read more about – The secret life of males – Male reproductive behaviour in stingless bees

Below: Blue Banded Bees

Another native Australian bee is the Blue Banded Bee. These are males roosting on thin twigs overnight. The females make their nests in the ground. Most solitary bees are ground nesting.