Austroplebeia Cincta

Austroplebeia Cincta   Austroplebeia Cincta are considered one of Australia’s less common species of social stingless bee. Its bright yellow lines paint the bee’s dark polished body like a fancy sports car. I really like the way this bee looks.   The first notable appearance of this bee since the 60’s was a photo taken…

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Tetragonula hockingsi

Tetragonula Hockingsi   Guest post by Dean Haley   Tetragonula Hockingsi is a tropical to sub tropical bee found in coastal areas of Queensland and also the Nothern Territory. They have a population 20 to 50% larger than typical Tetragonula carbonaria. They are living large in sunny QLD. The major characteristics of hockingsi are the…

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Fighting swarms

Fighting swarms Guest post written by- Dean Haley Fighting swarms occur with our Tetragonula hockingsi and Tetragonula carbonaria bees. These fighting swarms occur with another colony of the same species, or sometimes between different species (e.g. hockingsi attacking carbonaria or vice versa). Fighting swarm in flight Fighting Swarm on box Fighting swarm on box  …

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