This video from England is called Wicken’s Wild Bees.
More than a hundred wild bee species in Deventer
Message issued on Friday, November 30, 2012
Things go well with bees in Deventer. This is evident from the survey by Jan Smit and three co-researchers done as part of the “Year of the Bee”. 103 different species of wild bees are found in Deventer, which is many more than expected. Of these species, nineteen are on the Red List.
In 1999, bee expert Arie Koster did a similar survey in Deventer. Then, fifteen locations were examined and a total of 36 species of wild bees were found. Of the areas examined then, six were re-inventoried now, also two additional areas were included. In these eight areas now significantly more species were found than in 1999, a total of 103 species. This is much more than expected.
More than 55 percent of all wild bee species in the Netherlands are on the Red List, making bees one of the most endangered animal groups in our country. In Deventer the Red List species include the banded mining bee, Andrena labiata, Nomada fulvicornis, Nomada guttulata … . Wasps are also included in the present study. In total 63 species of wasps were found from seven different families.
… Besides management advice for the public space, you can also also provide a good environment for bees yourself. This is accomplished by nesting opportunities and flowers in your garden.
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