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  1. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Cuticular Hydrocarbons of Orchid Bees Males: Interspecific and Chemotaxonomy Variation Recent studies have investigated the composition of compounds that cover the cuticle in social insects, but few studies have focused on solitary bees. Cuticular hydrocarbons may provide a tool for...
  2. Alternative Pollinators
    Raising the Sugar Content – Orchid Bees Overcome the Constraints of Suction Feeding through Manipulation of Nectar and Pollen Provisions Unlike most other bees, the long-tongued orchid bees ingest nectar using suction feeding. Although long tongues allow exploitation of flowers with deep spurs...
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