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PostSubject: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:55 pm

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I have been trying to get a pic of this little bee in focus for years they are so tiny 4mm and always on the go its near impossible to get a decent pic bearing in mind they are as small as a ant.. Today I managed to get a few pics of this busy little bee.

Trigona carbonaria Stingless Bee: These are Australian Native Honey Bees:






Amazing how they carry all the pollen back to the hives on their legs:
To give you an idea of their size from this cropped pic
They are 4mm and this bee pic is 125mm.



Not that many insects around today though I did find this fly Ack




Maybe they are hiding under these toadstools, they are popping up everywhere..

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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:54 pm

Fabulous photos, Mary-Anne...do you have to have a steady hand when taking such shots? Or do you use a small tripod?
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:42 pm

I've got a hive in the backyard.
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:02 pm

Well Done on those bee pics MA you have waited a long time for shots like that.
I I love you those little red fungi.
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Oh yes Fay any macro pic has to be taken with a steady hand and that is something I dont have.. I do have a tripod but I only use it when taking telephoto pics of the moon, what I use every day is a monopod only one leg its great for taking places as tripods are too awkward at times especially mine as I need a light weight one..

BL Hey that's great lucky you I wish we had one in our garden somewhere..

And I patiently waited today Gwen for one to come on that Iceberg Rose..
I I love you those two bees of yours they are so cute ...
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:19 am

Cute bee. My father used to have a hive of them too.

You should try and see if you can find their hive... it won't be too far away.
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:57 am

Oh really I wonder where it is, only problem Gail is there are so many very tall gum trees all around our area and not that many flowers so perhaps they only come here to eat. I will research and find out more on what or where to look for it...

Thanks for that Gail.. thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:58 am

The bee looks more inviting than the blowie Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:09 am

You are right there Cheryl, shame I could not find anything else plenty of skinks but they are too fast.. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:15 pm

No luck involved with mine, I bought it. thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:31 pm

I can't remember but think they only travel a couple of hundred metres from their hive.

My father found his in his paddock - the hollow branch it was in fell out of a tree so he fixed it to a stake. He used to also have bee hives as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:57 pm

Their foraging distance is about 500 metres.
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:29 pm

Oh I see BL.. 500 mts too many trees here.

Gail they could be among any of the hundreds of tall Gum trees on the Logan River bank across the road or growing in the neighbours garden then, maybe I well never find them Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:30 am

They may be 500m away but then they may only be 50m away. 500m is their extreme range, they only fly that far if they can't find anything closer. The more you see of them, the closer they are likely to be.
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PostSubject: Re: Stingless Bee - Trigona carbonaria   Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:39 am

OK I will keep my eye out for them, but I am not climbing any trees though laughing wit tears laughing wit tears

And I have been seeing them for years.. Very Happy
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