Study Shows How Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees

This article intrigued me as I was previously involved in performing prescription burns for the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

All the studies I had seen before regarding the benefits of prescription burns were more related to the forbs and the biodiversity thereof.  This is not to say the studies regarding fauna were not there, but just that I was not aware of them.

I would have predicted that an abundance in biodiversity in the plant life would equate to a similar biodiversity in insects and especially of the pollinators.  It is great to have a better understanding of this process and why the pollinators might benefit from this method of land management.  This is important now more than ever as our pollinators are in decline.  It is a good read and I highly recommend it.

Study Shows How Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees

 

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