- a solitary bee of the genera Andrena and Halictus, which sometimes resemble honey bees
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One species of mining-bee, not often found in England, chooses some very singular insects wherewith to feed its young.Insect Architecture
Then Burl heard a shout from the direction of the mining-bee caves, and hastened toward the sound.The Red Dust
Hidden in the remnants of its egg-casings, the brood of minute things had waited near the opening of the mining-bee tunnel.
It happily consumes those provisions and, in time, an oil-beetle crawls out of the tunnel a mining-bee so laboriously prepared.