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Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein
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Mrs. Ilona Winkler
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Chair of Nature Conservation
& Landscape Ecology
University of Freiburg
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D-79106 Freiburg




Translocation and nesting of vernal bees in an artificial setup

Translocation and nesting  of the

vernal mining bee (Colletes cunicularius)

in an artificial setup

Colletes 1 Colletes 3


Dr. Anne-Christine Mupepele

Dr. Felix Fornoff

Project duration:



Construction work often requires a successful translocation of flora and fauna. With our experiment, we investigate whether the soil-overwintering vernal bee (Colletes cunicularius) can be translocated and established in a new location.


We assess the number of bees emerging from lightly to heavily treated and translocated soil with help of emergence traps.

 GRKaefig.jpg In the larger bee cage, we test whether bees start nesting again under these artificial conditions.
49th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Gesellschaft für Ökologie e.V. (GfÖ), Münster



Anne-Christine Mupepele & Felix Fornoff

Session 7-P4 - Conservation & restoration
Relocation success of ground-nesting bees and wasps.


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