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  1. Alternative Pollinators
    16S rRNA Amplicon Sequencing Demonstrates that Indoor-Reared Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) Harbor a Core Subset of Bacteria Normally Associated with the Wild Host A MiSeq multiplexed 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing of the gut microbiota of wild and indoor-reared Bombus terrestris (bumblebees)...
  2. Alternative Pollinators
    Quantitative Trait Loci for Light Sensitivity, Body Weight, Body Size, and Morphological Eye Parameters in the Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris Bumblebees such as Bombus terrestris are essential pollinators in natural and managed ecosystems. In addition, this species is intensively used in...
  3. Alternative Pollinators
    Gonadotropic and Physiological Functions of Juvenile Hormone in Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) Workers The evolution of advanced sociality in bees is associated with apparent modifications in juvenile hormone (JH) signaling. By contrast to most insects in which JH is a gonadotropin regulating...
  4. Photo/Video Gallery
    She was on the summit of a mountain that is 10400 ft high. I saw bumblebees all along the hike on the way up to the top. The top was quite windy and probably less than 50 degrees F. I was surprised to see a bumblebee up there, but then I read that they have been observed at higher than 18000...
  5. Alternative Pollinators
    Pollination Services Provided by Bees in Pumpkin Fields Supplemented with Either Apis mellifera or Bombus impatiens or Not Supplemented Concerns are mounting that the supply of A. mellifera for such services is declining [14], while the demand for pollination services across all pollinator...
  6. Alternative Pollinators
    Imported bumblebees pose 'parasite threat' to native bees By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Between 40,000 and 50,000 bumblebee colonies are imported into the UK every year Bumblebees imported from Europe carry pathogens that pose a threat to native honeybees and bumblebees...
  7. Alternative Pollinators
    Lack of Variation at Phosphoglucose Isomerase (Pgi) in Bumblebees: Implications for Conservation Genetics Studies A goal of modern conservation genetics is to address the extent to which adaptive variation, especially for loci where polymorphism should be maintained, is affected by the forces...
  8. Bee Forum
    A Comparative Study of Relational Learning Capacity in Honeybees (Apis mellifera) and Stingless Bees (Melipona rufiventris) It has long been known that bees have an impressive capacity to learn and discriminate colors, shapes, patterns and odors [2]–[6]. These learning abilities have been...
  9. Alternative Pollinators
    I just had to report that my blooming mounds of (Walker's Low) catmint are just being mobbed by bumblebees day after day. There is a bumble just about every 8" working away, and this goes on all day long day after day. Never saw so many bumblebees working so closely together! The catmint is...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    This is a remake of my "Robbers Beware" video. Turn up your speakers and enjoy this video of a bumblebee getting some "street justice" for attempting to rob his fellow bee. For those of you who have never witnessed a bumblebee trying to invade a honeybee hive to rob it, this will give you an...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    "Thou shalt not steal" - Video of robber bee A bumblebee learns why crime doesn't pay. This is a true story of "bee justice." Enjoy!
  12. Alternative Pollinators
    I took these photos in my garden this morning. I've never seen a bumblebee with this orange fur band before. Anyone know what species it is? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9fPBEJTqGzw/TAVJ4kqya8I/AAAAAAAAC2Q/wWjagGCpYHk/s1600/june2010+bumble+on+veronica+1.jpg...
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