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What kind of bee is this?

Its exciting when you see a new bee. Its frustrating when you cant identify it...

 

There are over 1700 native bee species in Australia. Some of them don't even look like bees and identification can be difficult. 

When you want to identify a bee that you've seen or would like to know a bit more about one you have identified you could post a picture and description on our facebook page and see what other bee keepers think or you can have a look at the following resources and see if you can find the info you need.