Colourful bee stuns snapper

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Have you ever spotted a blue bee in your garden?

Albany photographer Ronel Shepherd was amazed to capture the colourful creature on camera.

“I was delightfully surprised when I discovered this blue bee in the garden,” she said.

“It was very interesting to read up on the blue-banded bee (Amegilla).”

Blue-banded bee is native to Australia and average just 11mm in length.

They are solitary bees with females nesting by themselves in shallow burrows.

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