Protect Ground Nesting Bees

by Steve Frank, NC State University

Ground bees are active throughout central NC. Ground bees prefer areas with bare ground or thin grass so they have room to dig. The bees create small loose mounds of dirt an inch or two in diameter and up to an inch tall with a hole in the middle as wide as a pencil.

Agents and landscapers may get calls from people who believe they have fire ants or cicada killer wasps or yellow jackets in their yard. If this was the case they would have more reason to try and remove them. Continue reading