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The best wildflowers for wild bees

9 monthes ago   |   By Milton Keynes Natural History Society

Meadow flowers by Peter Hassett, Sharpenhoe Clappers 4 August 2019
Governmental agri-environment schemes aim to improve pollinator abundance and diversity on farmland by sowing wildflower seed mixes. These often contain high proportions of Fabaceae, particularly Trifolium , which are attractive to some bumblebee species, but not to most of the ~ 240 solitary bee species in the UK. Here we identify wildflowers that are attractive to a greater range of wild bee species.
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