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  1. "Scientific" Studies / CCD / Neonics
    How Hives Collapse: Allee Effects, Ecological Resilience, and the Honey Bee We construct a mathematical model to quantify the loss of resilience in collapsing honey bee colonies due to the presence of a strong Allee effect. In the model, recruitment and mortality of adult bees have substantial...
  2. "Scientific" Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Modeling Honey Bee Populations Eusocial honey bee populations (Apis mellifera) employ an age stratification organization of egg, larvae, pupae, hive bees and foraging bees. Understanding the recent decline in honey bee colonies hinges on understanding the factors that impact each of these...
  3. Bee Forum
    Life Span Evolution in Eusocial Workers—A Theoretical Approach to Understanding the Effects of Extrinsic Mortality in a Hierarchical System Resources for somatic maintenance of the colony can either be invested into quality or quantity of workers. First, any investment that would generate a...
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