Bees and Wasps: Solitary or Social?

 In Ohio, our only highly social bees are the honeybee (Apis mellifera), and native bumble bees in the genus Bombus. Other native bees exhibit varying degrees of sociality or communal activity. Individual female digger bees (genus Anthophora) will often nest in dense aggregations in suitable soils, as will plasterer bees in the genus Colletes.
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