26 August 2014
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If you have suffered a bee sting recently, you might not agree with the assessment, bee populations are declining. But they are, especially in cities and suburbs, where they threatened by habitat loss. That's because honeybees, bumblebees, and other wild bees are needed to pollinate fruits, and vegetables in gardens, ornamentals, like hollies, an wild plants that sustain birds and other urban wildlife. A comprehensive study is under way at the University of Kentucky to find out what kinds of woody ornamentals can best help conserve bee populations in urban landscapes.