Urban hives compete with wild ones
Similarly, the installation of hives in urban areas starts from a good feeling, with the will to repopulate areas that suffer from the gradual disappearance of pollinating insects. Especially since the city centers are gradually blooming again and they offer to the bees a particularly favorable ground of life.
Yes but everything is not so simple. Because city bees and their wild cousins are in fact completely different species, with distant lifestyles. And the different species end up competing, the amount of available flowers is not extensible.
Many scientists, therefore, call for caution when it is decided to implant hives in cities, in order not to precipitate the extinction of different wild pollinators.