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Stingless Bee
(Tetragonula carbonaria, prevously called Trigona carbonaria)
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stingless bee
Great Carpenter Bee
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carpenter bee
Metallic Carpenter Bee
(Xylocopa (Lestis))
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metallic carpenter bee
Reed Bee
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reed bees
Cuckoo Bee
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cuckoo bee
Blue Banded Bee
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blue banded bee
Teddy Bear Bee
(Amegilla (Asaropoda))
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teddy bear bee
Dawson's Burrowing Bee
(Amegilla dawsoni)
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dawsons burrowing bee


Leafcutter Bee
( Megachile)
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leafcutter bee
Resin Bee
(recently renamed Megachile)
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resin bee

Coelioxys Bee
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Homalictus Bees
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homalictus bees
Green & Gold Nomia Bees
(recently renamed
Lipotriches australica)
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nomia bees


Wasp-Mimic Bee
(Hyleoides concinna)
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wasp mimic bee
Banksia Bee
(Hylaeus alcyoneus)
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banksia bee
Hylaeus nubilosus
(one of the Masked Bees)
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masked bee
The World's Smallest Bee
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quasihesma bee
Feathery Leioproctus Bee
(Leioproctus plumosus)
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leioproctus bee

Which of the above bees are in your area of Australia?
What types of nests do these bees build?
Find out the answers to these questions in our Introductory Guide!