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Blue Banded Bees

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Blue Banded Bees
by Anne Dollin, Aussie Bee

This blue banded bee video shows:

-- a blue banded bee sipping nectar from flowers with her long tongue. Blue banded bees seem to particularly like purple and blue flowers.

-- a blue banded bee jostling for a position on a roost in the evening. The males often sleep in groups like this at night, clinging to a twig or grass stem with their jaws.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are developing native blue banded bees for the horticultural industry as pollinators of greenhouse tomatoes.