Study

Phenology and nest site preferences of wood-nesting bees in a neotropical lowland rain forest

  • Published source details Thiele R. (2005) Phenology and nest site preferences of wood-nesting bees in a neotropical lowland rain forest. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 40, 39-48.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Retain dead wood in forest management

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Bee Conservation

Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees

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Bee Conservation
  1. Retain dead wood in forest management

    See Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees for one trial in which nest boxes were placed in dead standing trees in lowland tropical rainforest (Thiele 2005).

  2. Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees

    In a separate report of the same study (Thiele 2005), 16 species of solitary bee were recorded nesting in 24 hardwood nesting blocks, each with 80 drilled holes, in Costa Rican lowland tropical forest. Most nests were made in boxes placed in the canopy of dead trees, 21-37 m high (69% of all nests in the first year). The author stresses the importance of retaining dead standing emergent trees for bee conservation in this habitat.

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