An exploration of the relationship between recruitment communication and foraging in stingless bees
- Environmental ScienceCurrent zoology
It was found that species with recruitment communication did not return with higher quality forage than species that do not recruit nestmates, and foragers from recruiting species did not have shorter foraging trip durations than those from weakly recruiting species.
Production of new colonies of Melipona subnitida Ducke (Hymenoptera: Apidae) by reclamation of excess virgin queens
- BiologyJournal of Apicultural Research
The results showed that the age of the virgin queens is not a limiting factor for their acceptance by the workers but the existence of clusters of males is essential for the fertilization and establishment of the new colonies.
Artificial Intelligence-Aided Meta-Analysis of Toxicological Assessment of Agrochemicals in Bees
- BiologyFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
In the present study, a systematic review of the literature was conducted to identify general and temporal trends in publications, considering the different groups of pollinators and their exposure to agrochemicals over the last 76 years, and through an artificial intelligence (AI)-aided meta-analysis, trends were quantitatively assessed.
Stingless bees in Miocene amber of southeastern China (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
- BiologyJournal of Melittology
The systematics and morphology of the tribe Meliponini is outlined, including a revision to terms of orientation and direction when discussing surfaces and features of appendages, all in order to better discuss the traits of the fossils as well as place them into a broader context in the global systematics of stingless bees.
Genetic and morphometric variation in Schwarziana quadripunctata and Schwarziana mourei (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini)
- Biology, Environmental ScienceInsectes Sociaux
Morphometry and molecular markers data showed significant association with geographic distance, indicating the existence of intrapopulation variation in S. quadripunctata, and the hypothesis was supported, that the populations of S. QuadripunctATA showed differences in haplotypic diversity.
Pollinators in tropical ecosystems of Southern India with emphasis on the native pollinators Apis cerana indica and Tetragonula iridipennis
- Environmental ScienceIndian Journal of Entomology
Ecosystems are rapidly urbanizing at the global and regional scales, particularly in the tropics, which has deleterious effect on hymenopteran pollinators. Based on the literature spanning multiple…
Social and individual learners use different pathways to success in an ant mini-society
Animals can acquire information through individual learning or by copying others. Simulations suggest that social learning is expected to lead to better rewards, but experimental studies confirming…
Eusociality as a neglected aspect of wild bee α‐diversity and its potential impact on diversity estimation
- Environmental ScienceInsect Conservation and Diversity
Sociality is a key driver of foraging ranges in bees
- Environmental ScienceCurrent Biology