Trigona carbonaria

Sugarbag Bee

Trigona carbonaria (now known as Tetragonula carbonaria)

A tiny (4mm) stingless bee that looks a bit like a black flying ant. About 10,000 of these make up a strong hive and these are the most common native bee for enthusiasts to keep in their garden. This bee has a flying range of about 500 metres compared to 5km for a Honey Bee.

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