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Keywords:

  • bumblebees;
  • biodiversity;
  • buffer strips;
  • pollination;
  • management;
  • graminicide;
  • agri-environment

Abstract

Modern farming has caused considerable declines in UK bumblebee populations, and, while options exist for farmers to increase the quantity of bee-friendly habitat, uptake has been low. Robin Blake explains how existing habitats on farms could be enhanced for the benefit of bumblebees. Copyright © 2011 Society of Chemical Industry