Swarming Stingless Native bees Carbonaria

Mark

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Here are some images of swarming native stingless bees Carbonaria variety I took this morning. We think it could be drones mating ceremony trying to compete with each other for the new queen although I have to confess to knowing little about it and my uncle wasn't sure either...

Anyway, it was interesting and apparently this behaviour could last hour, days, or even a few weeks!

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Gosh Mark those photos are amazing particularly the one where you got the bees in focus in the foreground.

At my Mother's unit the other day down at Sippy Downs there 1000's of little native bees all over her flowers.
I've got alyssum growing in my veg garden to bring them in & a few do find their way here.
 
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Mark

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Put some lettuces in and they'll bolt to seed fast in this weather (nearly summer in seq) they produce hundreds of small flowers, which the bees love. Then keep the seeds for your autumn salad crop.