Blue Banded Bees

I was thrilled to discover these native bees zooming around some of my flowers yesterday. They are smaller than the European Honey Bee and zip about all over the place though they do sometimes stop and just hover before darting off again. Unlike the bigger bees which don’t seem to be too perturbed if another of their kind comes along these try to chase away the competitor.

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Author: macmsue

I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”

2 thoughts on “Blue Banded Bees”

  1. I don’t have to worry about the bees because I have no allergies but I did learn very young that the bees will veer around objects, including me and have no intention of stinging me. I’ve been stung several times when I’ve stood on bees though.
    Without a digital camera I’d never get a clearly focussed photo. Only a small fraction of those I took were clear enough for me to keep. If I upped the shutter speed I’d lose depth of focus. I also find it much harder using a point and shoot so these were taken with my old Canon 350D SLR on multple shots. Thanks for commenting.

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