Wordless Wednesday: Struggling with water-droplets

This resident stingless bee (Trigona biroi) was at work despite the drizzle early this morning. When the weather finally cleared, I found him moving oddly on a red petal of a Gumamela (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis). As I looked closer, I saw the poor drone struggled to get rid of the water-droplets on his wings; I just hope he’ll made it…

Stingless Bee at work

It’s a dewy early morning yet this Stingless bee (Trigona biroi) is busy at work collecting pollens. I guess he also couldn’t resist this golden yellow rose’s inviting scent.

Entrance to the log hive

I was taking some snapshots of some purple Dendrobium orchids when I noticed some stingless bees hovering nearby. They disappear and reappear near an inverted trunk of a black tree-fern (Cyathea medullaris) about 80 cm long. Obviously, the hollow trunk of the black fern is their log hive. On closer inspection, the opening of  their…