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  • Carpenter bee in Kyoto

    I was in Kyoto recently for a conference. During one of the morning walks I spotted a few carpenter bees. They were large and loud so it was hard not to see them. I didn’t have my usual ‘bee-photography’ gear but managed to capture some shots. I actually came back to the spot the following…

  • Flowering Dianella

    One of my most recent source of happiness is seeing the Dianella plant flowering. I planted the first batch in pots more than 2 years ago. In addition, to those, I got a few tube stocks last year. The colours of the flower is nice and bright. Most importantly, I have started seeing Lipotriches bees…

  • Featured in Powerful Pollinators Guide (SEQ) Edition

    In March this year (2023) I got an message from Dr. Rachelle Wilson asking if I am interested to share a bee photo for a project she’s working on. The project she was referring to was a planting guide to support bees and other pollinators in South East Queensland. I ended up sharing 2 photos…

  • The Banded Amegilla is back!

    2 days ago someone in the Bee Aware of Your Native Bees group mentioned that a Banded Amegilla – Amegilla sp. was sighted in her Brisbane backyard garden. Coincidentally yesterday while I was out in my backyard, I heard the familiar buzz near the Salvia patch. Yes – they are back for the new spring…

  • Bee Kisses

    Yesterday I posted a photo of a Lipotriches bee buzz pollinating my tomatoes in the Bee Aware of Your Native Bees FB group. Dr Megan Halcroft used the photo and shared something very enlightening to the group. I have definitely seen those marks on the tomato and egg plant flowers before and now I know…

  • Spring 2023

    Spring has sprung! I have a lot of flowering plants in the garden at the moment. The solitary bees are also back which means that they are probably nesting nearby. I haven’t photographed bees for about 2 months so feeling a little bit sluggish.