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above-ground bumble bee domicile

above-ground bumble bee domicile

Researchers in Ontario, Canada, studied the qualities of artificial domiciles, or nest boxes, for bumble bees that will successfully attract colonies to nest in them. Above-ground nests, such as this one attached to a tree, were the most-used kind in the study, though still at a low percentage, with colonies using just 13 percent of the boxes placed in the course of the study. (Image originally published in Johnson et al 2019, Journal of Insect Science)

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