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The foraging behaviour of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) on Brussels sprout (Brassica oleracea L.).

Published online: 01 Jan 1975

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

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

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 ...

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The behaviour of bees visiting runner beans (Phaseolus multiflorus).

Published online: 01 Jul 1970

Authors: Free, J. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The following is virtually the author's summary of this account of investigations on the pollination of runner beans (Phaseolus multiflorus[Phaseolus ...

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The foraging behaviour of honeybees on ornamental Malus spp. used as pollinizers in apple orchards.

Published online: 01 Jan 1978

Authors: Kendall, D. A. & Smith, B. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The flowers of 3 ornamental Malus species (M. aldenhamensis, M. floribunda and M. cv. Golden Hornet), and the flowers of Cox, Worcester and Lambourne ...

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The pollinating efficiency of honeybee and bumblebee visits to field bean flowers (Vicia faba L.).

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Kendall, D. A. & Smith, B. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Insect visits and hand-tripping significantly increased the number of pods over that from unvisited flowers. The results indicated that if sufficient ...

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Impacts of multiple pollutants on pollinator activity in road verges.

Published online: 21 May 2021

Authors: Phillips, B. B. & Bullock, J. M. & Gaston, K. J. & Hudson-Edwards, K. A. & Bamford, M. & Cruse, D. & Dicks, L. V. & Falagan, C. & Wallace, C. & Osborne, J. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

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 ...

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Flower strips, organic management or small-scale farming: which benefits pollinator abundance, richness and reproduction most?

Published online: 05 Nov 2020

Authors: Geppert, C.

Content type: Blog

This paper presents the results of studies conducted to evaluate the effects of landscape-scale mean arable field size and local management (flower st...

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Flower usage by bumble-bees: a basis for forage plant management.

Published online: 13 Apr 1994

Authors: Fussell, M. & Corbet, S. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The results of a survey carried out in Britain in 1987 and 1988 are recorded. Participants, mainly children, recorded the first visit for each bumble ...

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The effect of weeds on the growth and development of narcissus.

Published online: 01 Jan 1978

Authors: Lawson, H. M. & Wiseman, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Competition from weeds (Agropyron repens, Stellaria media, Poa annua and others) in the first growing season hastened foliage senescence and reduced b...

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The ability of bumblebees and honeybees to pollinate red clover.

Published online: 15 Jan 1966

Authors: Free, J. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Flower heads of 3 varieties of red clover were exposed to insect visits at various times from 2 to 7 days after the first flowers opened; each head wa...

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Wildflower strips enhance wild bee reproductive success.

Published online: 08 Apr 2021

Authors: Ganser, D. & Albrecht, M. & Knop, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Intensification of agriculture has resulted in a simplification and fragmentation of agroecosystems. Yet, its impact on the reproductive success and p...

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