Bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies and other pollinating insects are in decline worldwide. So what better way to help stem their decline than by installing a bumblebee nest box in your garden? The only trouble is they don’t work.
That’s the conclusion of a study to find out if bumblebee nest boxes do the job they’re supposed to.
Planet Earth Online
Research Paper: Gillian C. Lye, Kirsty J. Park, John M. Holland and Dave Goulson, Assessing the efficacy of artificial domiciles for bumblebees, Journal for Nature Conservation, Available online 21 April 2011, doi:10.1016/j.jnc.2010.11.001