This beautiful native bee is a Digger Bee. As that name suggests, these bees excavate their nesting tunnels in the ground. Check out her hairy legs – that’s a good thing in the bee world!
Look how fuzzy her back legs are – perfect for collecting and distributing pollen to and from the flowers she visits.
What a pretty bee! Digger Bees have quite fuzzy bodies, which makes them excellent pollinators. Since they nest in the ground, like Bumble Bees and hundreds of other non-stinging native bee species, please leave some sunny bare spots in your yard for them to nest in — and don’t use chemicals!