Native bees are important pollinators in our garden. While foraging for nectar and pollen they also distribute pollen from one flower to another. By doing this they make sure that our plants get fertilised and can set fruit.
To attract native bees to our garden we offer them a variety of flowering plants, that we plant as companions between our crops.
Native bees live as a social group, they build bee hives. In the garden we usually see the female worker bees. They are about 3 to 4 mm long and black. They are lightly covered with hair. They have transparent wings. On their back legs they have little bags in which they carry collected pollen.
The native bees in our garden seem to be a sting-less variety.