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Title Analysis of wild bee diversity in different farm contexts and management regimes
Title Original Förderung der Wildbienen auf Landwirtschaftsbetrieben (2015-17)
Official Acronym Förderung Wildbienen und Bestäuber
FiBL project number 20028

As pollinators, bees play a key role in maintaining biodiversity. Wild bees are sensitive and significant bioindicators in the agricultural landscape. Many bee species in central Europe are endangered. There is a worldwide decline of bees in the agricultural landscape, which has led in some regions to an economically significant decrease in pollination and this in turn led to loss in yields. In order to stop the decline of the wild bee population, supporting and protecting agri-environmental measures are needed.

In field trials on farms, this project will investigate how farmers can conserve wild bees in asustainable way. Semi-natural habitatsand high-potential production areas are tested on differently structured farms in terms of enhancing wild bees. One of the main goals is to develop a frameworks improving the habitat conditions for wild bees on farm level and a catalogue of measures for practical use.

Project status completed
Start of project 01.01.2015
End of project 31.12.2017
Financing/ Donor
  • Diverse Stiftungen
(Research) Programme
  • Further programmes
Project partners
  • Andreas Müller; Büro Natur Umwelt Wissen GmbH, Zürich
  • Johannes Kollmann, TU München
  • Andreas Erhard, Universität Basel, Natur, Landschaft und Umweltschutz (NLU)
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Further Information

Unterschätzte Wildbienen – neues Faktenblatt fasst praxisrelevante Forschungsergebnisse zusammen

Research area
Date modified 03.06.2019
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