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Individual study: Solitary bee nest boxes readily occupied by a range of bee and wasp species in tropical agroforestry systems near Lore-Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Klein A. M., Steffan-Dewenter I. & Tscharntke T. (2004) Foraging trip duration and density of megachilid bees, eumenid wasps and pompilid wasps in tropical agroforestry systems. Journal of Animal Ecology, 73, 517-525


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Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees Bee Conservation

Nest boxes made of 20 cm lengths of common reed Phragmites australis and Japanese knotweed Reynoutria japonica, with internal diameters from 2-20 mm, were readily occupied by the megachilid bee Heriades fulvescens, in a replicated trial on 24 coffee agroforestry systems in Sulawesi, Indonesia (Klein et al. 2004). In total, 671 nests were constructed in 240 nest boxes, over a 14-month period from 2001-2002. Four other species of Megachilidae also used these nest boxes.