Native Stingless Bees in urban and suburban areas of Sydney

Native stingless bees have been shown to do very well in urban areas. This is a video I took today of our native stingless bees and a honey bee both gathering pollen from a magnolia flower in the most densely urbanised suburb in Australia (Kings Cross/Potts Point, NSW).

The magnolia is a street tree and the hives are about 50m away.  The bees also enjoy the Jacaranda (November flowering usually) and Robinia flowers in early spring (mid Sept – October ussually).

magnolia native stingless bee
    elke native stingless bees

honey bee and native stingless bees



Honey bee and Native Stingless Bees on Magnolia grandiflora