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What are solitary bees and how can you recognize them?

Wanneer de meeste mensen aan bijen denken, denken ze meestal aan de sociale bijen, zoals honingbijen of hommels. Maar wist u dat in werkelijkheid meer dan 85 procent van de 20.000 bijensoorten niet sociaal maar solitair is? In werkelijkheid leeft de overgrote meerderheid van de bijensoorten op aarde solitair (1). Zoals de naam al doet …

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Bees as bioindicators: a tool to measure environmental pollution

We know honeybees for their hard work in agriculture and the environment. The work they do ensures a healthy and sustainable world for us all. Bees have been proven to be a great natural bioindicator for pollution. If we listen carefully to what they tell us, we can learn much more about the nature around …

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