There were bees, honey and pollen, but no brood at all. The Involucrum are the layers of Propolis surrounding the brood. I peeled back the layers to see there was no brood at all. This means there’s no Queen and
Species Takeover These two colonies are south of Brisbane in the Logan area. Both were Tetragonula carbonaria last time i was there. Since then one has been taken over by the species Tetragonula hockingsi. You can see the main difference
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!!…
Photo above: Native Stingless Bee, Tetragonula Carbonaria Below: Blue Banded Bee having a rest on the vegie garden chicken wire… These little spiders will try to grab native bees…. Native Bee – Lasioglossum – Identified by Megan Halcroft and Ken
Preparation Before getting a hive it can be a good idea to find a position in your yard for where you’re going to place it. Have a look around your yard at different times during the day. Find a position that
Updated: October 2021 We have 11 described species of Stingless Bees in Australia and more that have been discovered but not yet named. This article covers one of the most popular species that people will keep in their back yards
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