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Foraging by honey bees was studied in 1988 and 1989 in an orchard containing 5 cross-pollinating varieties of almond (Prunus dulcis). Every foraging h...Read more
Monitoring biodiversity is a growing and pressing challenge, particularly as climate change threatens species with extinction and leads to widespread ...Read more
The following is virtually the author's summary of this account of investigations on the pollination of runner beans (Phaseolus multiflorus[Phaseolus ...Read more
Neonicotinoid insecticides are routinely used as seed treatments on most grain and oilseed crops in the USA, yet the extent and likelihood of spread o...Read more
Three major determinants of bees' nectar foraging patterns are the maximum depth at which nectar is accessible (dependent on bee tongue length); the m...Read more
Rich pollinator assemblages are documented in some cities despite habitat fragmentation and degradation, suggesting that urban areas have potential as...Read more
Conventional farming has been implicated in global biodiversity and pollinator declines and organic farming is often regarded as a more ecological alt...Read more
Many farmers are facing high economic risks if pollinator declines continue or temporal and spatial variation in wild bee communities cause reduced po...Read more
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...Read more
Native, wild bees are important pollinators for both crop and wild plants. With concerns over the availability and cost of managed honeybees, attentio...Read more