Solar Parks Could be Used to Boost Bumblebee Numbers, Study Suggests

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  • Researchers from Lancaster University say that planting wildflowers along solar panels could provide habitats for bumblebees and would be beneficial for farmers who rely on pollinators.
  • One study found four times as many bees in a solar park where wildflowers had been planted compared to turf grass parks.
  • Using these techniques would not only help the bumblebee population but would beautify areas that have been deemed “ugly” due to the solar panels.  […]

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