FIGHTING SWARM OF NATIVE STINGLESS BEES
A Fighting Swarm of Tetragonula carbonaria*
(* previously called Trigona carbonaria)
by Ros Gloag, University of Sydney
This video footage is used on the Aussie Bee website with the kind permission of Ros Gloag and Professor Ben Oldroyd of the Social Insects Lab, University of Sydney.
Thousands of bees can be involved in the mysterious fighting swarms of Australian Tetragonula stingless bees. This footage was taken by Ros Gloag during her genetic study of fighting swarms in 2006.
To read the full results of Ros' research and find out what causes these fighting swarms, read Aussie Bee Online Article 13.