Burrowing Bees


Bees are burrowing in my lawn. Last year I  paid to have them sprayed. It’s expensive and they are back this year. What is a natural solution to this problems?


Burrowing or mining bees are very helpful insects as they assist in the pollination of many different types of plants. They are not aggressive and very seldom sting. Nevertheless avoid stepping on their nests. They do not harm vegetation.  The burrowing may even help in aerating the soil.  As burrowing bees are very beneficial and their activity lasts only two to four weeks, it is recommended that you leave them alone.

If you have trouble accepting them,  try discourageing the mining bees from nesting by giving the lawn a good soaking (about 1” per week).