A greater number of native plants could boost declining bee population study finds

Image courtesy of Flickr-Louise-Docker.

It’s no secret that bees help the environment and play an integral role in the ecosystem.

Now, a researcher from Curtin University has found the presence of plants and bee hotels can boost the number of urban bees, after a decline in the species over previous years.

The Wire’s contributor from RTR FM, Fiona Bartholomaeus asked Ecologist at the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University Dr Kit Prendergast: why there’s a decline in the urban bee’s population?

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