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Amazing Tunnels of a
New Species of Australian Stingless Bee

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Amazing Tunnels of the Austroplebeia cincta Stingless Bees
by Anne Dollin

See this footage of a new species of Australian stingless bee from the far north Queensland rainforest. These bees build incredibly long nest entrance tunnels as a defence against the aggressive green ants that harass them.They continually add sticky resin to the ends of their tunnels to deter the ants and the tunnels get longer and longer!