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Resin Bee Photos
by Corinne Jordan-Ivers and
Erica Siegel

Aussie Bee Homepage > New Native Bee Photos > Resin Bees

Corinne Jordan-Ivers took the following amazing close-up photo of one of her resin bees. It highlights the intricate structure of these bees' compound eyes.

resin bee

Above: You can nearly count all the hairs on this bee's body in Corinne's photo. Notice the array of longer bristles under the abdomen where resin bees (and leafcutter bees) carry their pollen.

Corinne said, 'These are fairly small about 7-8 mm and they like collecting resin from the bee boxes and frames I leave in my work area (carport). There are at least 8 of them on hot sunny days collecting resin and they have nests in an old draughtsman's bench that sits on my back verandah, with my Trigona colony sitting on top. I bee lined them back to this location one day.'

Erica Siegel captured this resin bee in the act of collecting some resin for her nest:

resin bee

Above: This resin bee is collecting resin to seal the entrance hole of her nest.

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