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Australian native blue banded bee

A Bee hotel has been constructed to attract the native "Blue Banded Bee" to Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra Australia.

Blue banded bee

Blue-banded bee (Amegilla cingulate) - These pretty native bees are important pollinators for Australian crops

Singapores blue carpenter

Xylocopa caerulea, the Blue Carpenter Bee. Xylocopa caerulea is a relatively large species, reaching an average size of 23 millimetres in). The thorax region of these insects are covered with light blue hairs, giving it a striking blue colour.

Teddy Bear Bee (Australian native, solitary bee

teddy bear bee - Australian native bee - I've noticed a few strange bees in our garden lately and I'm sure this is it, really bright orange and very loud buzz - how good is that! our own little teddy bear!

Blue-banded bees (Amegilla cingulata) are native to Australia, but also occur naturally in Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Indonesia and Malaysia. Unlike other bee species, blue-banded bees are solitary insects. They typically build nests in sandstone, mud or the mortar-gaps in the brickwork of houses.

Blue-banded bees Australian native attracted to the colour blue. Also great pollinators. You can make clay houses to attract them to your garden. I spotted one in my garden today Mani.

Blue-banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata), native to Australia and Papua New Guinea, bee that prefers to live solitary instead of in communal hives.

"This is the Blue-banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata), a very beautiful insect that is also amazingly important to the agriculture of Australia." -- Click through for photos of more blue-banded bees and to learn more of this very different critter.

A great carpenter bee, Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) lieftincki. These Australian native bees are found in the topics and subtropics. Carpenter bees can also perform buzz pollination.

A great carpenter bee, Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) lieftincki. These Australian native bees are found in the topics and subtropics. Carpenter bees can also perform buzz pollination.

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