Invasive Africanized honey bee impact on native solitary bees: a pollen resource and trap analysis

  • Published source details Roubik D.W. & Villanueva-Gutiérrez R. (2009) Invasive Africanized honey bee impact on native solitary bees: a pollen resource and trap analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98, 152-160.


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Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees

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Bee Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees

    Roubik & Villanueva-Gutiérrez (2009) monitored solitary bees using drilled wooden nesting blocks in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico, during two 4-year stretches within a 17 year time period (1988 to 2005). Twenty 5 ´ 10 ´ 15 cm blocks, each with 12 holes 7 cm long, were placed at each of five sites. The boxes were used by solitary bees from at least five genera, with the most common occupants being Megachile zaptlana and the oil-collecting bee Centris analis.

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