Mining Bees

Cost of Treatment (until 31 March 2011)
  • not applicable

Concessions

see our concessions page for more details

Preventative Treatment

Food

Access

Harbourage

(possible nest sites)

not applicable not applicable no realistic preventative measures

Conditions of Service by Stirling Council

  • Mining Bees are naturally occurring, beneficial to nature and harmless – Stirling Council will provide advice but not treatment

Information

  • are solitary bees – female forms multiple individual nests in sandy soil e.g. lawns
  • appears as a small volcano-like mound with the soil excavated from the nest
  • may use same area year after year
  • mainly feed on pollen
  • are unable to sting humans

Other

  • can be a minor nuisance on lawns until mid summer
  • are beneficial to nature by pollinating flowers

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