Rediscovery of Australia´s rare cloaked bee: James Dorey

Adelaide-based ecologist and native bee expert, James Dorey, is known for his beautiful portrait images of bees and other insects. The author of the book, Bees of Australia, James recently rediscovered the rare cloaked bee., which was believed extinct for the past 100 years.

In this episode he talks about the relevance of his images, how he came across a species that was thought to be long lost, and how we can help bees to thrive in our own backyards.

This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (
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