THE FORAGING SPECIALIZATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL BUMBLEBEES

@article{Heinrich1976THEFS,
  title={THE FORAGING SPECIALIZATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL BUMBLEBEES},
  author={Bernd Heinrich},
  journal={Ecological Monographs},
  year={1976},
  volume={46},
  pages={105-128}
}
Bumblebees of any one species in Maine forage for pollen and/or nectar from a large variety of morphologically diverse flowers, but individuals have limited foraging repertoires at any one time. Unspecialized individuals were sometimes unsuccessful in ex- tracting nectar and/or pollen from highly rewarding flowers. In any one area with a variety of concurrently blooming plants, the bumblebees had ap- parent species preferences. Superimposed on the species preferences were individual prefer… Expand
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