Ground nesting Bees

Ground nesting bees or 'diggers' as they are sometimes known are solitary Bees which, if you hadn't already guessed live in the ground. Although solitary, these guys can aggregate together in large numbers, making them more individual than solitary.

Like other solitary bees, Diggers tend to be out early compared to wasps and sometimes mistaken for them.

Digger bees lay single eggs in individual brood cells which they have pre-stocked so the larvae will have a food supply on hatching. These bees do have stings however the chances of being stung are quite remote. Areas affected by Digger bees may be treated although we are relucant to treat these insects.