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Sweat bee nesting aggregations

Hello,

I'm studying the social behaviour of sweat bees (small mining bees) for my PhD at the University of Sussex. I need to compare social behaviour at different sites within the UK, which will involve observational studies- but as anyone who knows sweat bees will be aware, their nesting aggregations are very hard to find!

Is anybody aware of either Lasioglossum calceatum or Halictus rubicundus nest sites? Any other sweat bees would also be of interest.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

Thank you,

Paul

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colhig17's picture

Sweat bees

Hi Paul
I don't know of any. Have you contacted BWARS at www.bwars.com ?

Good luck with your work,

Colin

Colin

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