Marie Passmore. The blue banded bee is a native Australian bee. Amegilla Cingulata. 8-12mm long. Female bees have 4 blue bands, males have 5. A very placid be, but can still sting. They are curious, have a very distinctive flight pattern, very loud in flight. They use sonication technique to harvet flowers. And the eastern states bee. This piece is in the foyer of the Council chamber as it is not suitable for outdoor display.