About 70% of native bees, including sweat bees, mining bees, long-horned bees and bumble bees nest in the ground.
They are vulnerable to soil disturbance and tilling. Most ground-nesting bees don’t fly very far from their nest sites.
Help their habitat
- Expose some ground in a well-drained, sunny part of your garden
- Minimize soil tilling or disturbance
- Maintain a sand pile in your garden