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Pollinator Week Continues!

You can't talk about pollinators without mentioning bees.

When thinking of bees, it is normal to picture big hives with a queen controling it all, but this isn't always the case. Mining Bees are a group of solitary bees that will nest underground. These bees might nest close to each other but are independent in their actions.

In terms of their pollinating ability, they are know to have "pollen pants". This is when females have dry pollen stuck along the length of their legs making it look like they are wearing a pair of pants.

Interested in attracting mining bees to your garden? Plant native flowers that will bloom in the spring when mining bees are most active.

Photo by: Peter Pearsall


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