mining bees

Asked May 6, 2017, 10:14 AM EDT

Do mining bees have a life cycle? After they take over your lawn, are they there for life?

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Yes, mining bees have a life cycle. They do have a tendency to return to areas that are suitable for raising their young, but can be discouraged by changing the site conditions, including thickening up the lawn or in shade, using a groundcover or mulch.
Here is a page about them: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/mining-bees-lawns

If you decide to renovate your lawn, late summer into fall is the time to do it.
Here is a page about that: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/lawns/lawn-renovation

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