Australia has around 1600 species of native bees and Past President Sue is going to do a short segment on just one of those – the Great Carpenter Bee. These bees are found in tropical and subtropical areas of Australia and are what we know as buzz pollinators – that is they vibrate the flowers, making the pollen shoot out of little capsules, very clever!
Sue’s presentation on the Carpenter Bee included a podcast conversation with Toby Smith. To hear this conversation please use this link: abc radio conversation.
Toby Smith is an Australian native been researcher. He states in this podcast that there are more than two thousand species but only eleven of those bees actually make honey.
Thank you Sue (and ABC radio) it was an interesting segment at our first meeting of 2020.