Sweat bees

Asked August 2, 2017, 1:31 PM EDT

In the last few days we have swarms of sweat bees. In the garden; on the lawn ; near the pool. I never recall having an infestation of these in past years. Is there an explanation for them?

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1 Response

We have not had reports of anything out of the ordinary about this. It just may be a good year for them.
It is also a good sign because they are beneficial pollinator insects that are ever more important as honeybee populations are declining.
Take a look here: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/insects/pollinators-pollination-and-threats-their-existance

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