The Swarm...

Paul Davis

Cairns, Australia

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Same bees… different day…

The swarm of these Australian Native Bees is a common sight at my house…

No… Not one for In the Eyes of Danger – these Native Australian Bees carry no sting. Quite unique really.

I’ve heard they do bite from time to time, but I’ve walked straight into their swarms on many occasions and have never been stung or bitten.

They have a nest right on my back doorstep (the gate to my house) and they swarm up from time to time.

I’d love to get their honey, but unfortunately that’d mean drilling into the house.

They’re awesome pollinators and they’re never messy.

Beautiful to keep around the house and have provided several photo opportunities to catch them in flight (see below).

They’re beautiful to watch in their work and they’re so unlike any other bee I have seen. Somewhat mysterious, small and very fast!

Location: Cairns – Far North Queensland, Australia

Please also note – there is NO trick photography, this is exactly as you’d see the swarm if you were here (though there’s often many more bees of course). I have not copied and pasted any bees… In fact, this photo is unedited – just the use of filters on the camera only.

I prefer photos that are natural and as close to the real thing as possible… :)

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