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- Trillo, Alejandro; Montero-Castaño, Ana; González-Varo, Juan P.; González-Moreno, Pablo; Ortiz-Sánchez, F. Javier; Vilà, Montserrat
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.272 pp. 230-236
- Angiospermae; Apis mellifera; Bombus terrestris; crops; farmers; flowering; greenhouses; habitats; honey bees; landscapes; pollination; pollinators; risk; spring; strawberries; winter; Spain
- ... In recent decades, there has been a remarkable expansion of pollinator-dependent crops. An increase in the use of commercial pollinator colonies associated with these crops may promote the spillover of managed pollinators into nearby natural habitats. There, these managed pollinators can exploit floral resources similar to those of wild pollinators, and thus increase competition for local resource ...
- Riojas-López, Mónica E.; Díaz-Herrera, Isis Alejandra; Fierros-López, Hugo Eduardo; Mellink, Eric
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.272 pp. 199-205
- Opuntia; agroecosystems; bees; color; cropland; flowers; forage; habitats; intensive farming; landscapes; nests; orchards; pollination; shrublands; species richness; traps; Mexico; Northern Africa; South America; United States
- ... The decline of pollination services in some regions has stimulated much research on the effects of agricultural intensification on bees. In addition to the characteristics of agricultural plots, bee assemblages in them are influenced by the adjacent habitats. Perennial, fruit-oriented nopal (Opuntia spp.) orchards cover large surfaces in Mexico, North Africa, South America and southern U.S.A. and ...