They are exactly what they sound like. 14 of Australia’s approximately 1600 bee species are stingless and have become threatened due to habitat destruction. Their behavior is similar to that of other bees, though their hives produce less than one kilogram of honey per year, compared to a normal hive’s 75 kilograms. There are a number of stingless bee rescue organizations dedicated to protecting the species.
Australian stingless bees are a species of bee that do not have a sting, although they are capable of biting. The bees inhabit northern Australia and can also be found in other tropical regions of the world. The Australian species are smaller than their European counterparts and are black in color. The stingless species of Australian native bees are the only ones that can produce and store quantities of honey.
There are 14 species of Australian stingless bees, which are increasingly popular among gardeners and casual naturalists for their pollination of native plants. Naturalists delight in helping to preserve a native species whose numbers have been threatened by development. These bees also make honey, but in much lower quantities than production level honey bees, and it also has a distinctive taste different from that of the usual store honey. They are not the only stingless bees, as other species can be found bees all across the world
Australian stingless bees are bees that do not sting to defend themselves. The name can be misleading, as it suggests the bees do not have stingers. This isn’t the case, however; stingless bees have reduced stingers but instead defend themselves (and their hives) by biting or “mummifying” (see first link below) potential antagonists. Australian stingless bees are generally not used for honey production, as they usually produce only enough to survive. In warmer areas, they may be used for minor honey production, but generally, their use is limited to helping farmers pollinate their crops more effectively. They are especially appealing for this purpose because they can’t sting the humans who use them.
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