Cavity Nesting

Red mason bees, leafcutter bees, hairy-footed flower bees and other cavity-nesting bees nest in holes in brickwork, wood and other materials close to their favourite nectar-rich flowers.

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Mining Bee Nesting

You may be surprised to learn that some bees nest in tunnels underground. This behaviour may seem unusual or even unique, but the truth is that there are 67 UK species that lay their eggs in burrows.

Bumblebee Nesting

There are 24 species of bumblebees in the UK and all live in colonies. Although all types look for dry, dark holes to call home, bumblebees will nest in a variety of places, including natural holes in trees, under boulders or walls, in bird boxes or in purpose-built homes