Sunday, February 12, 2017

Stingless Bees Trigona carbonaria

12th February 2017

I just love Stingless Bees!  These microscopic little bees are a joy to watch and today I took time to sit and watch them collecting pollen on their feet from the flowering Liriopes in my little tropical garden.  These particular minatures are Native Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria and are around 4mm long.  We know of one hive that it is easy to see on our property, but there certainly has to be others that we haven't noticed - as there are large numbers of these tiny pollen collectors. They look so cute with their vibrant balls of yellow pollen sticking to their hairy hind legs, which they use for carrying nectar and pollen.
The photos are a little grainy as I had to have the camera on a high ISO due to them being in the shade.

J.G.

Native Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria at Jarowair 12/02/17



Native Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria at Jarowair 12/02/17

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