BEES which make their homes by burrowing into the soil have been identified on Petersfield Heath.

The so-called Solitary Bee nests in underground burrows and is non-aggressive, so poses no threat to children or animals.

And unlike honey bees, they don’t live in colonies, or swarm – hence their name.

And neither do they have ‘pollen baskets’ for carrying pollen, so each time they visit a flower they lose far more pollen than social bees.

This makes them fantastic pollinators, far better than honey bees.

They provide their larvae with everything it needs, but never get to see their offspring emerge as fully grown bees.