Invasive Africanized honey bee impact on native solitary bees : a pollen resource and trap nest analysis

  title={Invasive Africanized honey bee impact on native solitary bees : a pollen resource and trap nest analysis},
  author={David W. Roubik and Rogel Villanueva-Guti{\'e}rrez},
Little is known of the potential coevolution of flowers and bees in changing, biodiverse environments. Female solitary bees, megachilids and Centris, and their nest pollen provisions were monitored with trap nests over a 17-year period in a tropical Mexican biosphere reserve. Invasion by feral Apis (i.e. Africanized honey bees) occurred after the study began, and major droughts and hurricanes occurred throughout. Honey bee competition, and ostensibly pollination of native plants, caused changes… CONTINUE READING


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