Ground-nesting bees

Example of a solitary bee, visiting flowers of Purple Vetch / Cow Pea

Fact Sheet / Description: A species of solitary ground-nesting bee (Probably an Andrenid or ‘Mining Bee’)

Some online bee resources available include: Understanding Native Bees, the Great Pollinators: Enhancing Their Habitat in Maineand How to Create a Bee-Friendly Landscape (UMaine Extension); see also the comprehensive websiteBee Health by eXtension!