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New Australian Stingless Bee Photos
by Anna Simpson

Aussie Bee Homepage > New Native Bee Photos > Stingless Bees

In many houses in far north Queensland, miniature stingless bees build tiny nests inside the wall cavities. Anna Simpson of Cairns has kindly contributed the following two fabulous photographs of bees in the entrance of one of these nests. These bees are either Tetragonula clypearis or Tetragonula sapiens (previously known as Trigona clypearis or Trigona sapiens Why has their name been changed?):

Australian stingless bee nest

Above: these stingless bees build a tiny resin tunnel as their nest entrance. These three bees are guarding their nest entrance.

Tetragonula-Trigona bees

Above: another superb photograph by Anna Simpson of these miniature stingless bees in their nest entrance -- these bees are just 4mm long! They peer out at the world with their large compound eyes and pick up scents from the breeze with their little antennae

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