Teddy Bear Bees


Teddy bear bees frequently resemble European honey bees in appearance and colour, which is golden brown. They are about 15 and 20 mm long. They have golden brown hairs all over them, even on their legs, and they have black bands on their belly that are hairless. They have dark-brown wings and medium-length antennae. They create tiny burrows in the ground or eroded banks, preferring to live by themselves or close to other teddy bear bees. Compared to the European bumblebee that was introduced and is now widespread in Tasmania, teddy bear bees have a brighter golden tint.

Teddy Bear Bees


Bees have a head, thorax, and stomach as distinct body components. They have six legs and two sets of wings. Their two antennas are used for touching and smelling, while their fangs are utilized to cut or handle wax and pollen. They have two compound eyes and three basic eyes.

The Teddy Bear Bee is golden brownish with darkish brown stripes on its abdomen, and it is commonly mistaken for a Bees even though there are no Bee Bees on the Australian continent. They are larger and more rounded than the Blue Ringed Bee, measuring up to 18 mm longer. The hair on the top of their abdomen wears off and becomes a black hairless spot as they age.

Life Cycle:

This indicates that they complete their entire life cycle on their own. Teddy Bear bees do not produce honey or maintain massive hives of bees. For the winter, certain local species produce honey and store pollen. Bees help us develop our food and flowers since at least 90% of plants rely on pollination for reproduction. The Teddy Bear Bee is one of the few native species that uses a method of pollination known as sonification. This bee can grab a flower and shake its wings, which causes some flowers’ tiny pollen capsules to release their pollen.


Habits This native bird makes a low-pitched humming sound as it is in flight. They are not hostile when startled and will simply carry on searching for pollen and nectar. They will gorge themselves on a wide variety of floral treats.

The males would get together at night to repose while grasping plant stems with their mandibles.

The female will dig a small nest burrow close to the water in the ground. These are frequently found in sizable, closely spaced groups. They’ll make a cell, place a ball of nectar and pollen inside of it, and then put an egg on top of the ball before sealing the cell.