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Landscape design: biodiversity and honey bees


The principles of landscape architecture, focused on the development of bee-friendly designs, can enrich biodiversity in city gardens and parks. Researchers applied the principles of landscape architecture to develop bee-friendly botanic garden design guidelines for Western Australia. Each principle took bee physiology into consideration, including flight distance, colour and acuity of their vision, health requirements, breeding, nesting and aesthetics for garden enjoyment.