Bees of North Queensland
Recently I went north to have a look at the stingless bees that live in northern Queensland. I found a few that we do not have down south and saw differences with the ones we do. I also got the chance to interview Lewis Roberts, a local naturalist.
Check out this video of the adventure.
Bees of north Queensland
One thing I noticed about the bees that make their home in north Queensland is that they are all really good at defending their colonies. This is mainly due to the green tree ant. These ants are quite the alpha insect in north Queensland. I even saw some kill a small lizard.
I have to say of all the bees I saw up north Tetragonula clypearis were my favorite. There was something nice about such a tiny hard working bee that had me mesmerized. I hope to see them again one day.
Some of the bees we do not see down this way are as follows. You can view a picture of their nest structure and read about each one by clicking the prospective links.