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Improving spatial arrangement of honeybee colonies to avoid pollination shortfall and depressed fruit set.

Published online: 09 Mar 2016

Authors: Cunningham, S. A. & Fournier, A. & Neave, M. J. & Feuvre, D. le

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollination shortfalls affect yield of many crops, and the use of managed honeybee colonies is a common practice for addressing the problem. However, ...

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Long-term effects of antibiotic treatments on honeybee colony fitness: a modelling approach.

Published online: 20 Mar 2021

Authors: Bulson, L. & Becher, M. A. & McKinley, T. J. & Wilfert, L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Gut microbiome disequilibrium is increasingly implicated in host fitness reductions, including for the economically important and disease-challenged w...

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The carry-over effects of pollen shortage decrease the survival of honeybee colonies in farmlands.

Published online: 11 Oct 2017

Authors: Requier, F. & Odoux, J. F. & Henry, M. & Bretagnolle, V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Many studies have reported honeybee colony losses in human-dominated landscapes. While bee floral food resources have been drastically reduced over pa...

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The role of Varroa and viral pathogens in the collapse of honeybee colonies: a modelling approach.

Published online: 03 Jan 2002

Authors: Martin, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The ecto-parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a serious world-wide pest of the honeybee Apis mellifera and has being linked with the death of millions ...

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Mass flowering oilseed rape improves early colony growth but not sexual reproduction of bumblebees.

Published online: 04 Mar 2009

Authors: Westphal, C. & Steffan-Dewenter, I. & Tscharntke, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollination is a vital ecosystem service, which is endangered by the ongoing declines of pollinators. These declines also affect bumblebees (Bombus sp...

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Honeybee colony weight as an index of honey production and nectar flow: a critical evaluation.

Published online: 01 Jan 1979

Authors: McLellan, A. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Honeybee colony weight (C) was related to the weight of honey stored (H), but this relationship was not linear because of the increased population of ...

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The Trojan hives: pollinator pathogens, imported and distributed in bumblebee colonies.

Published online: 16 Oct 2013

Authors: Graystock, P. & Yates, K. & Evison, S. E. F. & Darvill, B. & Goulson, D. & Hughes, W. O. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Over a million commercially produced bumblebee colonies are imported annually on a global scale for the pollination of greenhouse crops. After importa...

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Influence of the location of honeybee colonies on their choice of pollen sources.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Free, J. B. & Williams, I. H.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

When about 10% of crops of sweet cherry, kale, field bean and red clover were in flower, colonies were moved to sites either in the crop or at some di...

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Maize-dominated landscapes reduce bumblebee colony growth through pollen diversity loss.

Published online: 28 Aug 2019

Authors: Hass, A. L. & Brachmann, L. & Batáry, P. & Clough, Y. & Behling, H. & Tscharntke, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Bumblebees are important pollinators for a wide range of crops and wild plants. Performance of their colonies depends on pollen and nectar as food res...

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Investigating the impacts of field-realistic exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide on bumblebee foraging, homing ability and colony growth.

Published online: 28 Sep 2016

Authors: Stanley, D. A. & Russell, A. L. & Morrison, S. J. & Rogers, C. & Raine, N. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The ability to forage and return home is essential to the success of bees as both foragers and pollinators. Pesticide exposure may cause behavioural c...

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