Sweat Bees

These small bees have black bodies; the thorax and abdomen have yellowish—white setae.


Nests are usually made in clay soil, and many nests may

occur together. Females excavate a long burrow in the

ground; along the sides of the burrow are short branches

that lead to a brood cell. These cells contain pollen and

nectar and a single egg. Several females may use one



Habits. Sweat bees are attracted to perspiring (sweating)

individuals. Although they are non—threatening, they will

sting when there is activity near the nest.


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