Bees in our garden - Photographed 24th and 25th May 2005

I took photos of blue-banded bees in our garden on a sunny day. The blue-banded bee is native to Australia. It often has shiny blue stripes on the abdomen, but some blue-banded bees can have yellow stripes instead of blue.

This is a blue-banded bee approaching a flower.

A blue-banded bee is climbing around a flower.

This is another blue-banded bee, showing shiny blue stripes.

A blue-banded bee with yellow stripes hovering at the flower.

This one is flying toward the flowers.