The use of off-farm habitats by foraging bumblebees in agricultural landscapes: implications for conservation management

@article{Osgathorpe2011TheUO,
  title={The use of off-farm habitats by foraging bumblebees in agricultural landscapes: implications for conservation management},
  author={Lynne M. Osgathorpe and K. J. Park and Dave Goulson},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={43},
  pages={113-127}
}
Recent studies have focused on ways to enhance floral availability on arable farmland, but little attention has been paid to the importance of off-farm habitats in providing forage for pollinators within farmed landscapes. We conducted a comparative study to assess bumblebees and flower abundance on farmed and off-farm habitats in two low-intensity systems… CONTINUE READING