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sacapuntaslapioz

Heather, I spotted 3 of them yesterday. 2 were doing what bees and birds do;-)) Thanks again for the informative article. My yard is full of little holes like that. More wildflowers will be planted this year.

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kathleenandellis
We have these bees on property in the Piedmont of Virginia. The hillside is hard clay soil and the bees do very well. In previous years, the yellow jacket population grew and drove out these gentle bees. The passive yellow jacket traps with scent attractant got the yellow jacket population back under control and these lovely bees returned to our hillside. As homeowners and gardeners, it is good for us to learn the differences between bees and other stinging insects. Bees are often "blamed and exterminated" for aggressive stinging, when a yellow jacket or other insect is the real culprit.
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kathleenandellis - great to hear. I'm glad you mentioned that they are nesting in clay. So little is known about soil preferences and bee nesting sites.

   

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