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Resin Bees
(recently renamed Megachile)

Aussie Bee Homepage > Native Bee Photo Gallery > Resin Bees

resin bee
The fire-tailed resin bee

These bees build residences made out of resin. Ranging in size from small to large and coloured red, orange or black, these attractive bees may be in your backyard!

resin bee
Resin bees build nests in narrow holes in timber. This resin bee is sealing her nest entrance. Some resin bees use pure resin to seal their nest entrances. This bee is mixing chewed leaf material into her resin seal.

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