Monday, 7 April 2014
Australia has ten species of social native bees (and over 1,500 species of native bees generally). However these guys weren't natives but rather feral Europeans. How can I be so sure? One stung my belly while I was taking photos (and making a short movie).
I had retreated and was examining the sting when I became aware of two more bees stuck in my hair. I didn't want to pull them out so shook my hair as vigorously as possible, hanging my head upside-down and swiping with my hat. No, there is no photographic evidence! Eventually I moved the two hitch-hikers along - and moved along myself!
I'm not greatly impressed with my bee photos but I certainly don't intend to go back and take any more!