Flower-friendly habitat for bumblebees 'raises survival'

New research has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. The results, which come from the largest ever study of its kind on wild bumblebee populations, will help farmers and policy makers manage the countryside more effectively to provide for these vital but declining pollinators.

Flower-friendly habitat for bumblebees 'raises survival'

Access to flower-rich habitats is key to the survival of wild bumblebees, say ecologists.

Wed 15 Mar 17 from BBC News

Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee families

New research led by the UK's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years.

Wed 15 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Flower-rich habitats increase survival of bumblebee families, Thu 16 Mar 17 from ScienceDaily

Bee numbers could recover if we planted more flowers

Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Oxfordshire made the discovery as part of the largest ever study of wild bumblebees.

Wed 15 Mar 17 from Daily Mail

You really can help save bees by planting wildflowers

Animals Flower-rich areas may make bumblebees four times more likely to survive In America and Europe, bees are in trouble. But the good news is, there's something you can ...

Wed 15 Mar 17 from Popular Science

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