Scientists find the ideal home for solitary bees

Farming Monthly National|May 2020

Scientists find the ideal home for solitary bees
A study supported by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has identified the most desirable nesting sites for the UK’s declining population of solitary bees and recommended simple measures to support them.

As their name suggests, solitary bees do not live in colonies like bumblebees and honey bees, with some species preferring to nest in the ground. While their foraging behaviour and preferences have been studied, little has been known about the type of sites they prefer to nest in, until now.

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