Meaning of mining bee in English:

mining bee

noun

  • A solitary bee that builds long underground tunnels containing nest chambers.

    Andrena and other genera, family Apidae

    ‘Lured inside by droplets of sweet fluid (lady's slippers don't secrete true nectar), the pollinator, most often a mining bee, can escape only through one of two small exits at the sac's rear.’
    • ‘But no, its a cleptoparasitic Cuckoo bee, the likes of which preys on mining bees like the one above.’
    • ‘Several of the more distinctive species of mining bee from the family Andrenidae have been illustrated.’
    • ‘This past spring and early summer we have had a number of mining bees submitted to the clinic.’
    • ‘Once this flight of mining bees dies out, there will be no activity in the area until the following spring.’
    • ‘I have what would seem to be a very active colony of mining bees in both my front and rear garden.’
    • ‘The use of insecticide to control mining bees is not successful as insecticide breaks down with UV light.’
    • ‘Mortar bees excavate a chamber approximately 20 mm deep in soft mortar joints in brick walls, whereas mining bees excavate chambers in the soft sandy soil of lawns and gardens.’
    • ‘Most of the sites of ground nesting bees we have examined where made by mining bees or digger bees and posed no hazard to the landowner.’
    • ‘The female mining bee stocks each cell with pollen and nectar she collects from flowers and then deposits an egg on the food mass.’
    • ‘There are many species of mining bee throughout the world.’
    • ‘Some species of mining bees may be attracted in large numbers to swimming pools.’
    • ‘Some bees such as the mining bees that are usually found on lawns are unable to pierce the skin therefore are not a big threat to humans.’
    • ‘The larger mining bees all have some brown markings, and the arrangement of brown and black bits lets you know the species.’
    • ‘Within the turf eight mining bee larvae were found, measuring up to 1cm long.’
    • ‘Two scarce mining bees have been found: Melitta leporina, which occurs in the Jekyll garden, along with its cleptoparasite Nomada flavopicta.’
    • ‘Halictid mining bees nest in tunnels dug in the ground.’
    • ‘The cuckoo bee is parasitic on the mining bee.’
    • ‘The bilberry mining bee is an even more specialised solitary bee, using only this single plant species to gather food, and has seldom been recorded in the Peak District.’
    • ‘This is a female of the impressive mining bee Andrena nitida (sometimes still referred to by its junior synonym A. pubescens).’