Colony-Level Variation in Pollen Collection and Foraging Preferences among Wild-Caught Bumble Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

  title={Colony-Level Variation in Pollen Collection and Foraging Preferences among Wild-Caught Bumble Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)},
  author={M. Saifuddin and S. Jha},
  booktitle={Environmental entomology},
  • M. Saifuddin, S. Jha
  • Published in Environmental entomology 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • ABSTRACT Given that many pollinators have exhibited dramatic declines related to habitat destruction, an improved understanding of pollinator resource collection across human-altered landscapes is essential to conservation efforts. Despite the importance of bumble bees (Bombus spp.) as global pollinators, little is known regarding how pollen collection patterns vary between individuals, colonies, and landscapes. In this study, Vosnesensky bumble bees (Bombus vosnesenskii Radoszkowski) were… CONTINUE READING
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