Study

Flowers planted for bees visited by 32 bee species in an urban garden at the University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

  • Published source details Wojcik V.A., Frankie G.W., Thorp R.W. & Hernandez J.L. (2008) Seasonality in bees and their floral resource plants at a constructed urban bee habitat in Berkeley, California. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 81, 15-28

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Plant parks and gardens with appropriate flowers

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Bee Conservation
  1. Plant parks and gardens with appropriate flowers

    Wojcik et al. (2008) planted a 180 m2 urban plot at the University of California, Berkeley, USA with 78 garden plants chosen to provide a consistent floral resource throughout the season, and monitored bee visits the following summer. The plot provided pollen and nectar from spring to early autumn, and attracted 32 bee species, from 17 genera and five families, demonstrating the potential of newly planted urban gardens to provide resources for native bees.

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