On managing the red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) in apple orchards

@article{Gruber2011OnMT,
  title={On managing the red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) in apple orchards},
  author={Bernd Gruber and Katharina Eckel and Jeroen Everaars and Carsten F. Dormann},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={42},
  pages={564-576}
}
A worldwide decline of pollinator abundance is recorded and the worldwide pollination of insect-pollinated crops has traditionally depended on a single species, the honeybee. The risks of relying on a single species are obvious. Other species have been developed for particular crops. Here we present an extension of the framework of Bosch and Kemp (2002) that deals on how to develop a bee species into a crop pollinator. We used nesting aids in different settings to address five important issues… Expand

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