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Teddy Bear Bee - Amegilla (Asaropoda)

Aussie Bee Homepage > Native Bee Photo Gallery > Teddy Bear Bees

teddy bear bee

Do you have a real teddy bear's picnic in your garden? Protect these charming, chubby bees!

Teddy bear bees are solitary bees. Each female builds an individual nest for herself in a small burrow in the soil. However, quite a few teddy bear bees may build nests close together in a sheltered location such as in an eroded creek bank or underneath a house.

teddybear bee

A teddy bear bee taking off after sipping honey from a feeder sponge. As these bees age, the hair on the top of their thorax becomes worn, leaving a black bald spot.

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