There are over 1700 species of native bees found in Australia. Eleven of the species, the social native bees have no sting.
Native Bees do an amazing job pollinating our flowers and crops. This is their main activity and 70% of the food that we consume is pollinated by bees. Foods such as macadamia, avocados, watermelon, citrus fruits, and mangos as all here because of bees.
Stingless bees are a lot smaller and family-friendly which makes this bee a very popular addition to the backyard.
Social species of Australia native bee do produce honey, but not much, as they are relatively primitive species.
Different species of Australia native bee have different habits and preferences in gathering pollen, so different species are better pollinators of a given plant than other species.
Approximately 800 species of native bees occur in Western Australia, and many of them are endemic.