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