Seasonal trends in honey bee pollen foraging revealed through DNA barcoding of bee-collected pollen

Recent declines in the abundance and diversity of wild bee species have made it important to understand how introduced species such as honey bees contribute to pollinating native plants. In this study, we decoded the waggle dances of Apis mellifera pollen foragers and used DNA barcoding of bee-collected pollen over 17 months to characterize spatio-temporal… CONTINUE READING