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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Lawn Care: Questions & Answers

Q. Every year we get some type of bee appearing and burrowing into the lawn. What are they and how do we get rid of them?


A. It is most likely these are miner or mining bees. They are not like other bees in that they burrow in the ground to make an individual nest. They are in fact very beneficial for the garden, pollinating many types of plant. They only rarely sting, mainly in defence, but wearing shoes on the lawn is advised. If you have to be rid of them, wait until autumn when you can dig up the nest and they shouldn’t return.


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