Meliponini bee nests in Costa Rica

The Meliponini (or stingless bees), make beautiful nests, often from resins. I found a few while I was in Costa Rica, and enjoyed them for their delicate architecture.

Meliponini Nests
Plus, they’re cute!

Meliponini Nests
Meliponini Nests
Meliponini Nests
Meliponini Nests
Meliponini Nests

Meliponini Nests
This is a different species

Meliponini Nests
Meliponini Nests
Meliponini Nests
Mid-flight photos, yeah!

Meliponini Nests
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The nest in all its glory (it’s about 5 cm tall)

Meliponini Nests
Meliponini Nests

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