Story: Wasps and bees

Bees’ nest holes

Bees’ nest holes

Leioproctus bees nest in individual tunnels dug in soil. New Zealand has 18 native Leioproctus species. They are hairy, and most are black.

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Native bees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by John Early, published 24 Sep 2007