Solitary mining bees

Solitary mining bees

A great example of a solitary mining bee this morning. We have had quite a few concerned calls about these little fellows recently as they look similar to wasps. They are really beneficial to the garden as a pollinating insect and help aerate the soil. They are not aggressive and rarely sting and their stings do not hurt. If they are really causing a problem, wait until autumn/winter and dig the nests up or turn the soil over in that area.

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