We seem to get a good number of miner bees from late July through August. While they have no stinger, if they are mistreated the can bite (we’ve never experienced it though and have let them crawl on us). They seem especially fond of eggs, chicken and pork. They will come cut off a piece and carry it away so we always put out a special plate just for the bees while we are eating on the deck. They live in the sandy soil by the fire pit.