Australian native stingless bees making hay while the sun shines

At last the rain has held off for a day, and one of our native bees, Trigona carbonaria, is taking advantage of the flowers out in the bright sunshine. These tiny stingless bees, about 4 mm long, are gathering pollen (in clumps on their back legs) to take back to their hive. You can just see the white hairs on their faces and under the thorax.

Native Australian stingless bees gathering pollen

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