A blue-banded bee on my lavender, just now, captured with the Nikon D3000, on auto.


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Bees & Bugs

Blue-banded Bee


6 thoughts on “Blue-banded Bee

  1. sue says:

    Terrific shot. I noticed on the blurb about the blue banded bee that the mother makes a nest, is it like a hive or does she glue bits of foliage together, do you know? We always assume that the bees live together in a hive with queen, workers, etc.

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    • I was amazed, too, when I found they made nests by burrowing into the ground. Aussie Bee website says “She builds her nest in a shallow burrow in clay soil or sometimes in mudbricks. Many blue banded bees may build their nest burrows in the same spot, close to one another, like neighbouring houses in a village. ”


  2. sue says:

    Doesn’t sound like they are survivors, so many things could put an end to them. The normal bee seems a bit smarter with its colony system, everyone working together.

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    • In the past, I’ve probably poisoned them, thinking any tunnels in the dirt near house foundations must be a bad thing. But, since I’ve noticed the blue-banded bee, the numbers are growing each year.


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