Category Archives: Mining Bees

Mining Bees are a solitary bee species who make their nests in sandy soils.

Their nests can be seen as small piles of soil, usually in sandy areas of your lawn.

They often appear in late spring and early summer, and are harmless. Find out more about the beautiful mining bees on these blog posts.

The mining bee and your lawn

I have been seeing a lot of mining bee nests recently (Andrena sp.). It seems the hot early spring weather has set them into a nest building frenzy! These beautiful little bees build themselves curious structures that look like miniature volcanoes. They are usually around 5cm high, made of bits of soil, usually with a hole around 4mm… Read More »