Use of human-made nesting structures by wild bees in an urban environment

  title={Use of human-made nesting structures by wild bees in an urban environment},
  author={Laura Fortel and Micka{\"e}l Henry and Laurent Guilbaud and Hugues Mouret and Bernard E. Vaissi{\'e}re},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
Most bees display an array of strategies for building their nests, and the availability of nesting resources plays a significant role in organizing bee communities. Although urbanization can cause local species extinction, many bee species persist in urbanized areas. We studied the response of a bee community to winter-installed human-made nesting structures (bee hotels and soil squares, i.e. 0.5 m deep holes filled with soil) in urbanized sites. We investigated the colonization pattern of… CONTINUE READING
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