Effects of introduced bees on native ecosystems

@article{Goulson2003EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of introduced bees on native ecosystems},
  author={D. Goulson},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={2003},
  volume={34},
  pages={1-26}
}
  • D. Goulson
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Bees are generally regarded as beneficial insects for their role in pollination, and in the case of the honeybee Apis mellifera, for production of honey. As a result several bee species have been introduced to countries far beyond their home range, including A. mellifera, bumblebees (Bombus sp.), the alfalfa leafcutter bee Megachile rotundata, and various other solitary species. Possible negative consequences of these introductions include: competition with native pollinators for floral… Expand
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