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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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Crop pollination management needs flower-visitor monitoring and target values.

Published online: 21 Jan 2021

Authors: Garibaldi, L. A. & Sáez, A. & Aizen, M. A. & Fijen, T. & Bartomeus, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Despite the crucial importance of biotic pollination for many crops, land managers rarely monitor the levels of crop pollination needed to guide farmi...

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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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Loss of bumblebees is a loss to farmers.

Published online: 23 Jul 2020

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper summarizes the results of a study conducted in Argentina, which introduced honeybee (Apis mellifera) hives and colonies of the native black...

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Industrial bees: the impact of apicultural intensification on local disease prevalence.

Published online: 01 Sep 2020

Authors: Bartlett, L. J. & Rozins, C. & Brosi, B. J. & Delaplane, K. S. & Roode, J. C. de & White, A. & Wilfert, L. & Boots, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

It is generally thought that the intensification of farming will result in higher disease prevalences, although there is little specific modelling tes...

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Factors affecting pollen harvesting by the honeybee.

Published online: 01 Jan 1979

Authors: McLellan, A. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The contents of pollen traps on two hives in Midlothian, Scotland, were analysed for 3 seasons, and in the 4th season the study was extended to 4 hive...

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The transport of pollen on the body hairs of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) and bumblebees (Bombus spp. L.).

Published online: 01 Jan 1974

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

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Pollen was transferred from the body of one honeybee to another as they brushed against each other inside the hive. Much of the pollen on the bodies o...

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The widespread trade in stingless beehives may introduce them into novel places and could threaten species.

Published online: 28 Apr 2022

Authors: Santos, C. F. dos & Acosta, A. L. & Halinski, R. & Souza-Santos, P. D. & Borges, R. C. & Gianinni, T. C. & Blochtein, B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Animal trade, such as birds, mammals and reptiles, is a common human activity. Among insects, few are as charismatic as bees. Their hives are commonly...

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Insufficient native pollinators during artificially induced early flowering decrease yield and long-term economic viability of a tropical fruit crop.

Published online: 07 Apr 2021

Authors: Sritongchuay, T. & Wayo, K. & Orr, M. C. & Hughes, A. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The management of crops outside the regular cropping calendar can improve profits when supply is low and prices are high, but we do not know how induc...

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Monitoring of honey bee floral resources with pollen DNA metabarcoding as a complementary tool to vegetation surveys.

Published online: 24 Jan 2022

Authors: Milla, L. & Schmidt-Lebuhn, A. & Bovill, J. & Encinas-Viso, F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Monitoring biodiversity is a growing and pressing challenge, particularly as climate change threatens species with extinction and leads to widespread ...

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