Megachile aurifronscapping the nest generalist feeder nest cell activity nesting new life opportunity knocks makita pollen private moments red eyes five eyes resin squatting bee video bee video sequel

It was interesting and a pleasure to catch the private moments of the Australian native bee Megachile aurifrons (Golden-browed Resin Bee), as it prepares the nesting hole (one by one), laying down the pollen and depositing its egg, before sealing the nest up with resin. This sneak look into the private lives of the Golden-browed Resin Bee, is limited by us being the giant observer, trying to peer into a tiny opening of the nesting hole.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Megachilidae
  • Genus: Megachile
  • Species: Megachile aurifrons

Megachile aurifronscapping the nest generalist feeder nest cell activity nesting new life opportunity knocks makita pollen private moments red eyes five eyes resin squatting bee video bee video sequel

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