Amegilla bees are a group of native bee species that do not produce honey but are super essential pollinators of crops and wild plants. Amegilla bees are also known as “Banded bees” because of their striped abdomens. They are not aggressive bees and will only sting for defense. Their stings are not as painful as honey bees but do still hurt.
Amegilla bees do not make honey, and they don’t live in colonies as honey bees do. Instead, they can be found in forest lands, shrublands, and marshlands. They are solitary bees that nest in burrows in the soil, old mortar, or mud brick.