Large Bees, orange back. Hive in the ground. Curious what kind they are.. Florence.
Lane County Oregon
Many native bees nest in the ground. It could potentially be one of the native bumblebees in our area. However, since I cannot specifically identify it for you from description, I am including links to publications from Oregon State University, “Guide to Common Pollinators in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon”; Oregon Department of Agriculture, “Common Bee Pollinators of Oregon Crops”; and the Xerces Society and Portland Park and Recreation, “ Pocket Guide to Identifying Bees of Portland”. You should be able to narrow the options to give you a general idea of what kind of bee you are seeing.
Enjoy learning a little more about native bees.