Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Stingless Bees

Meliponini sp.

Description:

These bees build tube-like tunnels above the ground.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

17 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Very cool pam! Definitely related to my spotting. Must be a different species that builds the lip on the top.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Heema and ChristieEdmonds for your comments. Sorry I missed them earlier.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks drP and ceherzog for your interest...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks J, Lauren, Argy Bee, KarinL & Jolly for your comments...

ChristieEdmonds
ChristieEdmonds 7 years ago

That is so interesting!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

amazing.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@LaurenZarate, I guess the monsoons are heavy, not sure if that is the reason they make them so tall... It felt sort of crispy, firm and rough. Not sure how far it went down under the earth, but there must have been some sort of nest there.

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

How interesting!

drP
drP 7 years ago

That is so cool!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Very nice pamsai

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fascinating!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

What fascinating constructions. Great spotting Pam. Please replace 'flies' with 'bees' :-)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

What remarkable structures and very tall too! Are there heavy rains there for which they are making protectively tall entrance tubes? Is it fragile? Is it waxy? What are they making it out of?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

That's terrific!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks forestdragon and auntnance123 for the ID

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

I think you've found it with the stingless bee: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/684...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Wow! I want to say that those are some type of bee, possibly Tribe Meliponini. Fascinating structure!

I found these. http://stock-clip.com/video-footage/meli...
http://brianmarv.wordpress.com/2013/01/1...

Hope this helps!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Spotted on Mar 7, 2013
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

Related Spottings

Stingless bee Stingless bee trigona fluviventris Stingless Bee

Nearby Spottings

The Gaudy Baron Rhesus Macaque Domestic Chicken Spotting
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors