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Ground Bees are small solitary bees that prefer to raise their young alone, these pollinators are important to our ecology and should be avoided rather than destroyed when possible.
- Legs: 6
- Shape: Oval; bee shaped
- Size: 1/2 – 5/8”
- Antennae: Yes
- Region: All
- Habits: Ground bee females prefer to build their own individual nest yet seem to enjoy nesting closely to one another, at times numbering in the thousands during the spring.
- Habitat: Ground nesting bees prefer dry sandy soils on south facing slopes for nest building and will be attract these conditions year after year.
- Threats: These bees are unlike social bees and wasps, these are not aggressive insects even though females have stingers. These bees will not attempt to sting humans unless handled, male bees cannot sting.