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Great ChrisJ 2021-06-12 10:36

Hello Pavle

It seems these 2 bees are playing follow the leader. A superb macro shot with good sharpness and colour.

We have stingless bees in Australia that also produce honey in small amounts, especially in the north of the country. They dont produce as much honey in colder southern localities.

"As stingless bees are harmless to humans, they have become an increasingly attractive addition to the suburban backyard. Most meliponine beekeepers do not keep the bees for honey, but rather for the pleasure of conserving a native species whose original habitat is declining due to human development. In return, the bees pollinate crops, garden flowers, and bushland during their search for nectar and pollen. While a number of beekeepers fill a small niche market for bush honey, native meliponines only produce small amounts and the structure of their hives makes the honey difficult to extract. Only in warm areas of Australia such as Queensland and northern New South Wales can the bees produce more honey than they need for their own survival. The bees only come out of the hive when it is above about 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit). Harvesting honey from a nest in a cooler area could weaken or even kill the nest." But 'bush' honey from these bees is not nearly as concentrated as the honey from true honey bees; it is much thinner in consistency, and more prone to spoiling. Tfs!

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