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Bumblebees make bee line for gardens, National Bumblebee Nest Survey finds
...lly address the factors responsible for declining bumblebee
populations. During the National Bumblebee Nest ...plus one of six different countryside habitats for bumblebee
nests. They found that gardens contain the highest densities of bumblebee
nests (36 nests per ha), f...
Bumblebee house warming -- it takes a village
...and the University of Puget Sound have peered into bumblebee
colonies and have discovered some answers. By exposing bumblebee
nests to a range of temperatures, the researchers found that the workers are effective at buffering ...
Researchers find that bumblebees' flower choice matters
To predict where a bumblebee
will carry its pollen next, you have to literally think like one. "Once they've learned a foraging style that's been successful, they are more likely to stick with it rather than invest time in learning something new," says Rebecca Flanagan, a gradu...
Scientists map the flight of the bumblebee
... surprising because scientific literature says the bumblebee
they are studying - a common species called Bombus...itats for bees. There are 25 species of British bumblebee
but their numbers have been declining in the last 50 years due to dramatic changes in the landscape ...
Pollination networks key to ecosystem sustainability
...and longer mouthparts--three syrphid fly and three bumblebee
species. What happened? Not surprisingly, the pollinators stuck to their preferred plant: syrphids visited mostly open flowers, and bees visited mostly tubular flowers. Bees can pollinate open flowers but prefer tubular flowers when they have the cho...
Bumblebee see, bumblebee do
... the particular colors was different from what the bumblebee
had observed. The observer bees were then allowed,... of bumblebees painted in bee colors and with real bumblebee
wings glued on. He then repeated the experiments with a new set of observer bumblebees watching the ...