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Issue:ISSN 2095-1353
           CN 11-6020/Q
Director:Chinese Academy of Sciences
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The function of city landscape architecture in the conservation ofnative pollinator Apis cerana cerana F.
Author of the article:ZHANG Ya-Nan1** WEN Qing-Li1 GAO Hong-Mei1 ZHANG Yan-Bin1 ZHANG Jing1 ZHANG Ya-Wei1 YANG Feng1
Author's Workplace:1. College of Life Sciences, Neijiang Normal University, Neijiang 641100, China; 2. Key Laboratory of Regional CharacteristicAgricultural Resources, Department of Education, Neijiang 641100, China
Key Words:pollination insects, honey bees, landscape plants, biological conservation

     [Objectives] Because insect pollinators, such as honeybees, are keystone species in many ecosystems, their global decline is the focus of intense, worldwide interest. Exploring the conservation status, and ways of conserving, pollinating insects are essential to prevent their extinction. [Methods] The feeding preferences and preferred hive habitat of Apis cerana cerana F. were studied in city gardens in Sichuan Province. Other flower visiting insects were also recorded on flowers of the main plant species. [Results] The gardens contained many nectar and pollen producing plants with long flowering periods that bees could utilize. A. cerana cerana . workers were active in cities. Effective foraging by workers was observed in all cities included in the study, and normal bee activity was also observed in winter. The Diptera and Lepidoptera were also common in gardens and compete with honey bees for food, although bees had the competitive advantage. Some green land and semi-natural habitats were the preferred locations of A. cerana cerana. [Conclusion] City gardens can provide suitable habitats for A. cerana cerana improvement of city landscapes and garden management will promote the conservation value of city gardens.

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