Solitary bee


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(Zool.) any species of bee which does not form communities.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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There are also 24 di erent species of bumblebee and around 250 species of solitary bee. Every species of bee can be an e ective pollinator, and the majority are in decline.
As we studied the seed pack, a solitary bee conked out right in front of us on our garden table, from exhaustion and dehydration, probably.
There will also be habitat boxes included that will provide potential homes for the UK's 250 species of solitary bee."
Higher mean temperatures as associated with climate change can have a severe impact on plants and animals by disrupting their mutually beneficial relationship: The pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris), for example, is very sensitive to rising temperatures by flowering earlier each year, whereas one of its major pollinators, a solitary bee species, does not quite keep pace by hatching earlier.
Incidentally, very few bees will ever bother stinging you - you have to really, really annoy a bumblebee or solitary bee to get that to happen!" | The Bee Book is out now, published by
Cane (1987) found intertegular distance to be highly correlated with dry mass across 20 solitary bee species.
Fortunately, these bee boxes attract solitary bee species, which aren't known for stinging.
There have been no studies on the optimal concentration ranges for solitary bee species.
There are no reports in the literature on the contributions of different ecosystems to the resources that are used by solitary bee populations, although information is available on nesting site preferences (Morato et al., 1999; Aguiar, Garofalo, & Almeida, 2005; Buschini, 2006; Vinson et al., 2010).