Competition between honey bees and wild bees and the role of nesting resources in a nature reserve

@article{Hudewenz2013CompetitionBH,
  title={Competition between honey bees and wild bees and the role of nesting resources in a nature reserve},
  author={Anika Hudewenz and A. Klein},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={1275-1283}
}
The European honey bee exploits floral resources efficiently and may therefore compete with solitary wild bees. Hence, conservationists and bee keepers are debating about the consequences of beekeeping for the conservation of wild bees in nature reserves. We observed flower-visiting bees on flowers of Calluna vulgaris in sites differing in the distance to the next honey-bee hive and in sites with hives present and absent in the Lüneburger Heath, Germany. Additionally, we counted wild bee ground… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

Red mason bees cannot compete with honey bees for floral resources in a cage experiment
TLDR
The experimental results show that in small and isolated flower patches, wild bees can temporarily suffer from competition with honey bees. Expand
Evaluating competition for forage plants between honey bees and wild bees in Denmark
TLDR
A set of operational parameters, based on a high foraging overlap and unfavorable conservation status (Vulnerable+Endangered+Critically Endangered), can guide both conservation actions and land management decisions in proximity to known or suspected populations of these species. Expand
Impact of honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) density on wild bee foraging behaviour
TLDR
Although competition between honey bees and wild bees is often expected, it did not find any clear evidence for significant effects even in honey-bee densities much higher than the European-wide average of 3.1 colonies/km2. Expand
Response of wild bee communities to beekeeping, urbanization, and flower availability
TLDR
It is concluded that cities can allow the coexistence of urban beekeeping and wild bees under moderate hive densities, and it will remain crucial to further investigate the competitive interactions between wild and honey bees to determine the threshold of hive density beyond which competition could occur. Expand
Collateral effects of beekeeping: Impacts on pollen-nectar resources and wild bee communities
TLDR
It is concluded that honey bees are the main contributors to pollen/nectar consumption of the two main flowering plants in the scrubland, and that at the densities currently occurring in the park (3.5 hives/km 2 ) the wild bee community is being affected. Expand
Floral Resource Competition Between Honey Bees and Wild Bees: Is There Clear Evidence and Can We Guide Management and Conservation?
TLDR
Conservative approaches should be taken with respect to pasturing honey bees on natural lands with sensitive bumble bee populations, and forage opportunities for honey bees in managed, agricultural landscapes should be increased in an effort to reduce potential pressure and infringement on wild bee populations in natural areas. Expand
Controlling the impact of the managed honeybee on wild bees in protected areas
TLDR
It is found that high-density beekeeping triggers foraging competition which depresses not only the occurrence and nectar foraging success of local wild bees but also nectar and pollen harvesting by the honeybees themselves, and offers an effective ecological criterion for pragmatic decision-making whenever conservation practitioners envision progressively reducing beekeeping in protected areas. Expand
Season and landscape composition affect pollen foraging distances and habitat use of honey bees.
TLDR
SNH and mass-flowering crops can reduce foraging distances of honey bees colonies at different scales and seasons with possible benefits for the performance of honey bee colonies. Expand
Honey bee hives decrease wild bee abundance, species richness, and fruit count on farms regardless of wildflower strips
TLDR
It is demonstrated that honey bee hives could detrimentally affect fruit count and wild bee populations on farms, and that benefits conferred by wildflower strips might not offset these negative impacts. Expand
Do managed bees have negative effects on wild bees?: A systematic review of the literature
TLDR
It is found that results varied depending on whether managed bees were in their native or non-native range; managed bees within their native range had lesser competitive effects, but potentially greater effects on wild bees via pathogen transmission. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 33 REFERENCES
Resource overlap and possible competition between honey bees and wild bees in central Europe
TLDR
Interspecific competition by honey bees for food resources was not shown to be a significant factor determining abundance and species richness of wild bees. Expand
Competition for nectar between introduced honey bees and native North American bees and ants.
TLDR
Nectar available to bees was increased by excluding ants, which foraged on the stalks both during the day and at night, and the numbers of Bombus and small solitary bees first increased and then declined. Expand
Effects of introduced bees on native ecosystems
TLDR
Negative impacts of exotic bees need to be carefully assessed before further introductions are carried out. Expand
To Forage or Not: Responses of Bees to the Presence of Other Bees on Flowers
ABSTRACT Information on responses of flower-foraging bees to the presence of other visitors simultaneously using the same resource is essential in further understanding bee decision-makingExpand
COMPETITIVE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE INVASIVE EUROPEAN HONEY BEE AND NATIVE BUMBLE BEES
TLDR
Evidence is provided that Apis competitively suppresses a native social bee known to be an important pollinator, with the potential for cascading effects on native plant communities and a greater understanding of the role competitive interactions play in pollinator communities, particularly for social bees. Expand
Long-range foraging by the honey-bee, Apis mellifera L.
TLDR
Waggle dances of honey-bees were decoded to determine where and how far the bees foraged during the blooming of heather in August 1996 using a hive located in Sheffield, UK, east of the heather moors. Expand
Potential negative effects of exotic honey bees on the diversity of native pollinators and yield of highland coffee plantations
TLDR
Although coffee fruit production was positively related to the diversity of native pollinators, an increasing abundance of A. mellifera was correlated with a decrease in fruit production, suggesting that native pollinator diversity could be better preserved if beekeepers reduced the number of managed hives that they brought into plantations. Expand
The use of conspecific and interspecific scent marks by foraging bumblebees and honeybees
TLDR
Honeybees may be using a less volatile chemical odour to detect whether flowers have recently been visited, possibly in addition to 2-heptanone, which was previously thought to use a volatile chemical as a repellent forage-marking scent. Expand
Pollinator dispersal in an agricultural matrix: opposing responses of wild bees and hoverflies to landscape structure and distance from main habitat
TLDR
The data show that taxa of the pollinator guild may perceive landscapes quite differently, and hoverflies may play an important role in maintaining pollination services in agricultural landscapes unsuitable for bee species. Expand
HONEY BEE FORAGING ECOLOGY: OPTIMAL DIET, MINIMAL UNCERTAINTY OR INDIVIDUAL CONSTANCY?
TLDR
Experiments using honey bees and artificial flower patches were designed to test three alternative foraging ecology models: optimal diet, minimal uncertainty, and individual constancy, which found each bee was constant to one colour, even though that behaviour often failed to maximize reward or minimize uncertainty. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
...