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Gardens 'Vital' for UK Bumblebees


Environment  (tags: United Kingdom, insects, bellweather species, bees, climate change, environmental damage, animal populations, gardening for insects, pollenators )

Eva
- 4258 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Volunteers were asked to look for bumblebee nests as gardens are key habitats for the UK's nesting bumblebees, a survey suggests. Scientists have found that the bees' nests are more likely to be located in gardens than in habitats such as woodlands or gra



   

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Woody Deryckx (72)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 9:48 am
Great Article - thanks for sharing this. Let's hear it for flowers, diversity and habitat. I'm inspired now to purposefully provide nesting opportunities - I think dry grass and hay under some sort of rain shield like a chunk of tin roofing or wide boards so the queen can set up a nice dry nest. I often observe local wild bumblebees doing the pollination work under unfavorable conditions that keep the honey bees at home snug in their hives. Thanks again rooibus bird.
 
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