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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
Bees foraging for nectar on flowers of cultivars with deep corolla tubes and large floral parts found it difficult to reach the inner nectaries. They ...Read more
The widespread drainage of wetlands and grazing marshes has been one of the main drivers of severe reductions in the number and range of breeding wade...Read more
To tackle pollinator declines, there is a major need to increase the quantity of flower-rich habitats. Road verges offer one such opportunity but are ...Read more
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
The numbers of honey and solitary bees visiting 5 varieties of apple growing in the same orchard were correlated with the abundance of their flowers. ...Read more
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...Read more
This special section, which contains 5 papers, highlights some of the many benefits which can occur when research and decision-making are informed by ...Read more
Observations were made on sugar beet fields in Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk, UK, in April-May 1977 and 1978 from emergence of seedlings until they ...Read more
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) refers to the difference between the right and left sides in characters that should otherwise be bilaterally symmetrical, b...Read more