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Melissodes, Long-horned bees are ground nesters.

They need relatively weed free ground that is not cultivated. They are good pollinators and although many prefer Asteraceae they frequent many other flower families.
Melissodes-bee on a Salvia Alpine. - grid24_12
Melissodes-bee on a Salvia Alpine.
Long Horned Bee hovvering - grid24_12
Melissodes hovering over a Salvia Alpine. Really cute.
This long Horned bee was hanging out on an apple leaf. - grid24_6
This long Horned bee was hanging out on an apple leaf.
Melissodes on apple leaf. - grid24_12
I have no idea what this Long Horned bee was doing.
Long-horned bee, Eucerini, Melissodes on Monardella. These bees are actively pollinating all sorts of plants in the chaparral and desert areas. - grid24_12
Long-horned bee, Eucerini, Melissodes on Monardella.