The nest consists of several urn-shaped cells at the end of a 10 cm (4 in) long burrow, located in soil or earth, such as a creek bank in natural areas, or rubble in gardens, with some overhanging shelter.
Golden Hair Mortar Bee or Teddy Bear Bee Bees
Colonies nest in hollow trunks, tree branches, underground cavities, or rock crevices but they have also been encountered in wall cavities.
Trigona are small, dark bees. Size range 4-5 mm. Trigona species are stingless and so are harmless to humans
They nest inside dry pithy twigs in plants such as raspberries and blackberries or in the dead fronds of tree ferns. Today many nests can also be found in dead canes of the weed Lantana
Reed bees are slender black bees less than 8 mm long. Some species have a red abdomen.
Females in wild create nests in small holes in the ground or in available cracks/crevices in trees/buildings. The nests are made of a string of individual cells, as many as the space will allow.
Male Leafcutter Bees have highly modified feet with a number of dark markings. Different species of leafcutter bees have different markings.Size range 1.1 cm - 1.4 cm
Large colonies of flat wax-based honeycomb hanging vertically
Colour varies, but commonly amber to brown translucent, alternating with black stripes, some are msotly black. Short fur hair. Size = Approx 1.3cm