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  1. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Effects of small-scale clustering of flowers on pollinator foraging behaviour and flower visitation rate Plants often grow in clusters of various sizes and have a variable number of flowers per inflorescence. This small-scale spatial clustering affects insect foraging strategies and plant...
  2. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    This is the only one of these I've seen on this place. Thanks, Alex
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Nonrandom Composition of Flower Colors in a Plant Community: Mutually Different Co-Flowering Natives and Disturbance by Aliens When pollinators use flower color to locate food sources, a distinct color can serve as a reproductive barrier against co-flowering species. This anti-interference...
  4. Bee Forum
    I'm new to beekeeping in this area (was in western WA) and am wondering if anyone knows what my bees could be hauling in? I noticed yesterday they have a pretty large amount of pale yellow and bright orange pollen coming in. I have been out and about trying to see what's in bloom but have seen...
  5. Bee Forum
    Gloss, Colour and Grip: Multifunctional Epidermal Cell Shapes in Bee- and Bird-Pollinated Flowers Flowers bear the function of filters supporting the attraction of pollinators as well as the deterrence of floral antagonists. The effect of epidermal cell shape on the visual display and tactile...
  6. Bee Forum
    Flower Colours through the Lens: Quantitative Measurement with Visible and Ultraviolet Digital Photography Background The study of the signal-receiver relationship between flowering plants and pollinators requires a capacity to accurately map both the spectral and spatial components of a signal...
  7. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    We have at least three colors of salvia in our garden: purple, pink, and red. Bees love them, but I'm curious as to why they all go to the base of the flower to forage, outside of the petals. Are they biting into the sepal to get into the pistil or what? Humingbirds also like them, but poke...
  8. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    Hello all, I'm considering adding a few trees to the yard and was considering helping out the bees at the same time. What tree would provide an extremely early pollen source in North Texas - to give my gals a head start.. any ideas? Thanks! Daniel
  9. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    This was our first year as new beekeepers. We would like to plan for having something constantly in bloom throughout the seasons. We are surrounded by canola and grain farmers. We have a small lake with some marshy area on one end with early willows. About 30 acres of lightly forested native...
  10. Photo/Video Gallery
    What a difference two weeks in North west Iowa make April 5th we had this And my the 19th we had this:
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