Late-season mass-flowering red clover increases bumble bee queen and male densities

@inproceedings{Rundlf2014LateseasonMR,
  title={Late-season mass-flowering red clover increases bumble bee queen and male densities},
  author={Maj Rundl{\"o}f and Anna S Persson and Henrik G Smith and Riccardo Bommarco},
  year={2014}
}
Spatiotemporal resource continuity promotes persistence of mobile animal populations. Current agricultural landscapes are poor in flowers resources for bumble bees. Available forage crops are predominantly early-season mass-flowering crops (MFC). It has been suggested, but not tested, that scarcity of late-season flower resources are limiting bumble bee populations. We examined whether addition of late-season flowering red clover affected worker, queen and male bumble bee densities. Bumble bees… CONTINUE READING

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