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I have found several newspaper articles on how good could be urban beekeeping both for the bees and for agriculture. Today I read this one: Urban beekeeping is harming wild bees saying that urban beekeeping is harming wild pollinators. I did not find a direct link to the paper, but it is probably referring to Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife. Unfortunately I only have access to the summary of the paper.

Are there good practices that could be followed to practice urban beekeeping without harming wild life (for example avoid placing hives close to a forest...) or is it harmful in any case?

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  • $\begingroup$ Did you read the article? Did you read the article cited in the article? Did you read the comments? $\endgroup$ – swbarnes2 Jun 7 '18 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ @swbarnes2- I couldn't find the original. Did you? I'd be interested in reading it. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Jun 7 '18 at 21:23
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    $\begingroup$ @swbarnes2 I could not access the cited paper. Today I finally managed to download the paper cited in the article. It looks like the problem (if real) has little to do with urban beekeeping and more relevant for beekeeping in protected areas. $\endgroup$ – Mil Jun 8 '18 at 13:29

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