Mining Bee  (three photos)
Genus Andrena

Andrena mining bee
I am fascinated with mining bees because they are so gorgeous. It's interesting how hairy these little
bees are. Noticed all the hairs on the back half of the abdomen. © Carol Davis 5-19-2014

mining bee in red butte garden
Red Butte Garden is home to all kinds of bees, including mining bees.  © Carol Davis 5-19-2014

mining bees
Utah has some beautiful pollinators other than the honey bee. The wings on this bee
are a work of art. The Garden Safari has a nice article on mining bees. © Carol Davis 5-19-2014

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