MONITORING OF WILD BEES IN POSTINDUSTRIAL WASTELANDS IN THE KUJAWY REGION
Lucyna Twerd 1  
 
 
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Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, Instytut Biologii Środowiska, Al. Ossolińskich 12, 85-093 Bydgoszcz
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Lucyna Twerd   

Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, Instytut Biologii Środowiska, Al. Ossolińskich 12, 85-093 Bydgoszcz
Publication date: 2017-04-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2017; 2:180–188
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Species diversity of pollinating insects was studied in areas affected by soda and lime industry in the Kujawy region (central Poland). Environmental monitoring was conducted near 3 industrial plants related to lime processing: Soda-Mątwy S.A. in Inowrocław, Janiksoda S.A. in Janikowo, and Trzuskawica S.A. in Bielawy. We recorded there 183 species of wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformes). The species that are widespread in the study area, i.e. common to all the 3 localities, accounted for about 50%, while those observed only locally, i.e. associated with only 1 industrial area, accounted for 25%. In the analysed period (2007-2010), we confirmed the occurrence of most of the species recorded: 78% in the areas affected by soda industry and 55% in those affected by lime industry. The presented results indicate that, surprisingly, postindustrial wastelands (including human-made and strongly degraded habitats) can create favourable conditions for stable populations of many species of insects, also of the monitored wild bees.