Bee highway: A quick reference guide

Pollinators and bee highway.

Speaking of Europe, pollinators are mostly insects such as bees, hoverflies, butterflies, moths, beetles and other fly species (see photo in thnext page) that by feeding on pollen do pollination, a foundamental process essential to plants and to the existence of natural, rural and urban ecosystems.

As for the beehighway this is a linear green infrastructure that consist of green spaces rich in melliferous herbs and shrubs planned, implemented to be a precius support to pollinators. The need of a beehighway is justified by the fact that pollinators populations are constantly decreasing due to many factors, first of all human pressure on ecosystems (i.e. excessive use of fertilizers, intesive farming) and climate change.

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