Although the large group of ground-nesting bees has been noticeable on one corner of the campus for years, the recent identification of at least five different species all using the same area has sparked interest from researchers.

The section of the college green located in front of East and Middle Halls is a hotspot for these vital pollinators, with ground-nesting "mining" bees from the Andrena and Colletes genera thriving on the hill at the base of the halls.